November 15, 2019

Fr. Kitima Comments on Human Rights in Tanzania

Students in the Masters of Arts in Human Rights program had the opportunity to meet with Fr. Charles Kitima about the geopolitical situation in Tanzania, particularly the protection of human rights and the role of religious populations within the country's history.
November 8, 2019

Master’s Student Reflects on Work With the National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Having aided in the campaign to block pornography on The Catholic University of America’s campus network, I was surprised to find a non-profit dedicated to exactly that. The work NOSCE does is a benefit for all of society and its staff should receive much praise for their accomplishments. They have successfully gotten billion-dollar companies to remove pornographic content from their platforms...
November 7, 2019

Student Helps Teach English To Human Rights Hero Chen Guangcheng

While pursuing her M.A. in Human Rights, Abigail Wilkinson has had an extraordinary opportunity: to gain wisdom from human rights activist Chen Guangcheng. She is helping him improve his English language skills, which will, in turn, enable him to more effectively share his experiences in China. In the following blog, she writes about this enriching experience.
October 31, 2019

MA in Human Rights students meet with law professor Lucia Silecchia

Lucia Silecchia discussed with Catholic University’s new MA in Human Rights students on the topics of environmental law and ethics. She shared with them her interest in environmental law and duty to preserve God’s creation.
October 24, 2019

Abortion Comes To The Supreme Court: High Court Will Review Case on Louisiana Law

William Saunders, J.D., Director of the Program in Human Rights, comments on the Supreme Court's October 4 decision to review a Louisiana abortion case. "Two and a half years ago, the court decided Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. In that decision, the high court struck down a Texas law that, among other things, required abortionists to have admitting privileges in a local hospital. The two cases seem more or less identical. What has changed? Why would the court consider the issue again?"
March 28, 2019

What caused the clergy sex abuse crisis? Catholic universities are pushing for debate on the answer.

U.S. Catholics know they are in the thick of a clergy sexual abuse crisis, but that’s where agreement ends. When the abuse topic exploded in the church in the early 2000s, everyone knew the focus was stopping the shuffling around and cover-up of priests abusing children
February 1, 2019

St. Joseph: The Silent Guardian

The Institute for Human Ecology invokes Saint Joseph as its patron saint. March 19 is the primary feast day in the Latin Rite for Saint Joseph; and so, the Catholic Church has traditionally spotlighted the Foster Father of Jesus Christ during this third month of the year.
November 20, 2018

The Human Condition across the Curriculum

In an age of identity politics and amidst the confusions and divisions that abound, the ongoing conversation around on the purpose of education and formation, particularly in the Catholic tradition, seems to be ever more important.
May 9, 2018

March for Life and the President

William Saunders gives readers an up-to-date account of developments in Washington, DC – at the March for Life, in Congress, in the Trump administration, and at the Supreme Court – regarding law and policy that affect the defense and promotion of the right to life.