Purim festivities emphasize the historic struggle of a people for survival and pride, and this takeaway from the holiday can't be forgotten.
In 1415, Czech religious reformer Jan Hus, condemned as a heretic against the doctrines of the Catholic Church, was burned at the stake.
He was an outspoken advocate for the poor who was martyred in 1980.
The women were ordained in alphabetical order; Angela Berners-Wilson is considered the first woman to be ordained in England.
"I am Gul Rahman! I am Abu Zubaydah! I am Charles Horman and Ken Saro-Wiwa! I am Ghassan Kanafani and Victor Jara!"
The two discussed the plight of the poor as well as regions of conflict and the elusive nature of peace around the world.
Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country's downward spiral into civil war.
A list of 14 quotes from Pope Francis that help believers and nonbelievers in the quest towards a better world.
In Pope Francis' document, he denounces the anti-human effects of the "idolatry"of the market and the radical wealth inequality resulting from it, but what is really new is making this issue the center of the Catholic Church's mission.
The killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on Tuesday shows the linkage between right-wing extremism in the U.S and elsewhere.