Press Release: NETWORK Celebrates Senate Vote on New START

Having actively worked for this important legislation for some time (including our recent sponsoring of a conference call with Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller, the lead negotiator for New START), we are elated that the Senate voted its support by such a wide margin (71-26). Read more

Conference Call with Lead Negotiator of New START

On Tuesday, November 30, NETWORK hosted a conference call on the New START (“Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty”) agreement. The call was offered for Catholic activists in states whose senators will be key votes in advancing the treaty. We were joined by Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. Read more

Blog: Read the Compelling History of an Iraqi Community of Dominican Sisters

Nov 16, 2010 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Over the years, we have been privileged to have a close relationship with a remarkable—and courageous—congregation of Dominican Sisters in Iraq. Read more

Call for Congressional Action in 2010 "Lame-Duck" Session

Just before Congress returned to Washington for its lame-duck session (beginning on November 15), NETWORK Lobbyist Marge Clark, BVM, sent letters to every individual member thanking them for their work in the 111th Congress and asking for specific action on pending legislation. We invite you to read these letters for more information about what Congress must address – and to send your own messages to Congress... Read more

Blog: Tragedy in Baghdad Church

Nov 07, 2010 | By Sister Beth Murphy, OP, Catholic Services of Macomb, Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Refugee Resettlement

Thursday night last week, I finally got around to preparing for the Saturday catechism class at St. Toma Syriac Parish. I grabbed my Bible to check the Sunday scriptures – today's scriptures – and my heart skipped a beat. There it was, in front of me, the same story that my Iraqi friends and family had been living all week: the story of the heinous torture and murder of seven Macabbean martyrs and their mother (2 Maccabees 7). Read more

NETWORK at SOA Watch vigil

Sat, 2010-11-20 05:00

NETWORK lobbyist Marge Clark, BVM, will conduct a dialogue on "After the Election: Working together to create economic survival for all" at the School of the Americas vigil in Colombus GA.


NETWORK will also have a table on Ft. Benning Road during the vigil.

3D Security: Development, Diplomacy and Defense

Security means freedom from fear and freedom from want.

"1D Security" - Solely Defense

It is easy to assume that United States and global security are linked solely to military action. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States has focused primarily on a security approach that is one-dimensional. We have relied only on military defense to have an immediate impact. In 2009, only 1% of U.S. tax dollars went to global spending on diplomacy and development efforts while 33% went to the military.

International Day of Peace

Tue, 2010-09-21 04:00

Please pray for peace with millions of other people around the world at Noon on September 21.

Jean Sammon in Shepherdstown WV

Sat, 2010-10-23 04:00

NETWORK's Field Coordinator Jean Sammon will give a talk on advocacy at St. Agnes Parish in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Development Spending in Iraq – What is the Smartest Way to Move Forward?

As the U.S. moves forward with military withdrawal from Iraq, it is critical to take a look at the status of development spending. Read more

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