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Archive for January 21st 2012

Timothy A. Byrnes talks about his new book Reverse Mission, which looks at three religious communities and the unique ways they have shaped U.S. foreign policy. Byrnes, a professor of political science at Colgate University and a panelist on the Ivory Tower Half Hour, focuses here on the story of the six Jesuits who were killed in El Salvador by military forces and the coordinated response of Jesuits in the United States.

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There’s been a change of leadership this month at Catholic Relief Services, the relief and development arm of the U.S. Catholic Church, but will that mean a change of direction? Kevin Clarke recently spoke with Catholic Relief Services new CEO Carolyn Woo. Ms. Woo comes to CRS after a lengthy tenure as dean of The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. View a slideshow highlighting the work of CRS.

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This week we spoke with Mary Meehan, a freelance writer and public speaker, who is sought after to give talks about life issues at universities and other locations across the country. Her recent article for America, "In Harm's Way," looks at the effects of war on children, both born and unborn. Mary spoke to us by phone from her home in Maryland. Her writing and reporting on life issues can be found at meehanreports.com.

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