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Empowering women can lead to solutions for hunger, poverty, report says


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In the fight against worldwide hunger and poverty, a new report found that when women are empowered, everyone wins. The Bread for the World Institute, which provides policy analyses on hunger and offers strategies to end it, presented the results from its recent hunger report, "When Women Flourish ... We Can End Hunger," in a panel discussion Nov. 24.

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After grand jury report, archbishop urges Ferguson, 'Choose peace!'


ST. LOUIS (CNS) -- Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis urged residents of Ferguson, "Choose peace!" He made the comment in a statement Nov. 24 following the issuance of a grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the August shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, an African-American.

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Catholics should 'rekindle' commitment to end racism, bishop says


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The scenes of chaos and violence in Ferguson, Missouri, Nov. 24 following the grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an African-American teenager, reveal deeper issues going on in the country, said one of the country's black Catholic bishops.

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