Peruvian organization founded by Maryknoll nun wins human rights award

Human Rights and Environment, a human rights organization co-founded by a Maryknoll sister has won the Letelier-Moffitt human rights award for its work with indigenous farmers high in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

'The planet is sad': Marchers pray for success of U.N. climate summit

An interfaith candlelight march and prayer vigil was held on the eve of the U.N. climate summit, which will run from Dec. 1 to 12 in Lima,Peru, a city of 9 million people that sprawls across the country's coastal desert. The summit is seen as a crucial last step on the road to a new international treaty to curb emission of greenhouse gases, which a new U.N. study says could push global temperatures to dangerous levels by the end of this century.