Catholic churches have moved to fill the spiritual and practical void left in the wake of the more than 14,000 killings associated with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs.Churches have trained pastoral workers in grief counseling, raised funds to…

Even as mass shootings and acts of terrorism generate splashy media coverage, a cadre of journalists is working to tell more nuanced stories about the types of US gun violence that are far more common—accidental and intentional shootings, and suicide.   In fact, a recent…

US teens who are bullied are 3 times more likely to say they can access a loaded gun than kids who aren’t bullied, reports a new Journal of Adolescent Health study.   Of the more than 10,000 teens who took the National Crime Victimization Survey, 4.2% reported access to a…

About 1,300 US children die from bullet wounds every year and another 5,790 are injured, says a new Pediatrics study.

For some former girl soldiers in the DRC, the pain of transitioning back to their former lives sends them back to the armed groups, where sexual violence against girls is routine.  What the Girls Say, a new Child Soldiers International publication, reports that the girls,…

Prosecutors charged 5 Michigan officials—including Nick Lyon, the head of the health department—with involuntary manslaughter yesterday over their roles in the Flint water contamination crisis.

Brazil’s murder rate in 2015 has risen to “endemic” levels per the “2017 Atlas of Violence.”  

This story will break your heart. Then the next day, when you remember it, it will break your heart again. Last September, the children of an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina joined the more than 135,000 other students from at least 164 US schools that have…

Last week, terrorist group Boko Haram released 82 girls kidnapped from Chibok, Nigeria in 2014. They remain in government custody over 600 miles away in the capital city of Abuja, leaving some families frustrated with the delay.   Officials say evaluation is needed before…

A must-read Huffington Post piece cuts through the often-numbing statistics on gun violence and the blur of mass-shooting stories.   Trauma surgeon Amy Goldberg, chair of Temple University Hospital’s Department of Surgery, keeps a bullet in her office that she pulled from a…