Three Stats and a Map

Indonesia is in flames

Three Stats and a Map - Forest fires have been blazing in Indonesia throughout the year, making it likely that the country will experience more fires in 2015 than it did in 2006, one of its worst fire seasons on record, and the costs are enormous, to humans, the environment and the islands-nation's biodiversity.

World Day Against the Death Penalty: Where capital punishment stands

Three Stats and a Map - This past Saturday was World Day Against the Death Penalty. The day has special significance this year for Catholics, because earlier this year Pope Francis issued his most forceful call yet to abolish the practice, which he says is inconsistent with the Catholic Church’s pro-life values.