Katherine Marshall

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Pastor of second chances

FAITH IN ACTION Father Greg Boyle moves swiftly around the headquarters of Homeboy Industries in central Los Angeles, looking a … Continued

Setting the world on fire

FAITH IN ACTION Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, chose an inspirational challenge to open his homily at the wedding of … Continued

Child spacing provides common ground for discussion

Call it family planning or women’s rights or reverence for life, it’s a minefield today in American politics. But even … Continued

100 years of International Women’s Day doesn’t mean women have achieved equality

On March 19, 1911, the first international celebration dedicated to women’s work and roles took place. Thus 2011 marks the … Continued

Switzerland, beyond the minaret ban

In November, 2009, peace-loving Switzerland shocked itself and the world when over 57 percent of its voters supported a referendum … Continued

Immigration reform: The view from the faith side

By Katherine MarshallFAITH IN ACTION The irony is familiar but still troubling: America, a nation proudly built by and for … Continued

Evangelicals and Islam

A group of American Christians, most of them evangelicals, met for four days last weekend with a distinguished group of … Continued

Morocco: it’s complicated

The rapid-fire events in Tunisia and Egypt have caught people everywhere by surprise. That’s especially true in the neighborhood (North … Continued

Forgotten crisis: Stateless in Bangladesh

As the rich and powerful gathered in Davos last week, a Refugee Run (simulation of life as a refugee) aimed … Continued

South Africa’s inspiring constitution

National pride is palpable in South Africa but so are the stunning challenges that face what is in many respects … Continued

Feminist Muslims? The view from Bangladesh

The great majority of Bangladesh’s 160 million citizens are Muslims, making it one of the world’s largest Muslim communities. Bengali … Continued

A stink over sanitation

Katherine MarshallFAITH IN ACTION The headline in Sunday’s Metro section of a leading Bangladesh newspaper, the independent, caught my eye: … Continued

Portugal in Africa

Relationships between Africa and Europe are complicated, witness the tense standoff now unfolding in Cote d’Ivoire. Even decades after independence, … Continued

Nobel inspiration: Albert Schweitzer

While I was sorting old books from my father’s library, a yellowed envelope tumbled out. It was a letter I … Continued

In Trinidad and Tobago, youth and faith join hands to fight homophobia

Trinidad and Tobago hardly seems a likely battleground for America’s culture wars. But recent months have seen a drama there … Continued

Faith and development: exploring the link

By Katherine Marshall The trains run exactly on time in Switzerland, and when it snowed in Bern last week the … Continued

In Malawi, defending the orphans

The woman from Malawi stepped gingerly towards the barrier at the top of the Empire State Building to peek at … Continued

In Norway, taking religion seriously

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION When pitfalls of the modern godless secular state are decried, Norway is often invoked … Continued

Holy healers and the polio campaign

Polio, that long dreaded disease, is almost but not quite eradicated. The global polio eradication campaign (a joint effort of … Continued

Roads from Rome

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION There was such a flurry of activity in Rome last week that it seemed … Continued