Category Archives: Community/Environment

We Might Extinct Ourselves- A Living Room Dialogue Reflection

Continuing our new program Our Common Ground we held our first Living Room Dialogue. The group present shared personal stories based on the question “How has your relationship with the earth changed or developed?”. Fiona Murray, a junior in college … Continue reading

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Let Me Try to Enlighten You

“Slavery: Here and Now,” a panel discussion on human trafficking, hosted in St. Aloysius Church, was a heart-wrenching and enlightening turning point of my life.  It was held on October 23rd, and attracted a good number of males, females and … Continue reading

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Tainted Beauty

We love our clothes. We love to look good, learn about trends; what colors complement our skin tones and seasons. There is nothing wrong with vanity and wanting to look beautiful. As long as we have a sense of vision, … Continue reading

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We Remain Faceless

Ever since I was a child, my mother told me to be accepting of all human qualities except cruelty and greed. I still follow her advice today. When I came across the New York Times article released on Monday about … Continue reading

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Peace Through Dinner Dialogue – LGBTQ Families Day

If there is one community that can promote peace in a small and powerful way, it is the family, especially when sitting around the dinner table.  A family can offer the love, support, and understanding that makes asking questions and talking … Continue reading

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“Prostitute?” “Sex Worker?” “Trafficked Person?” What Language Should We Use?

Not long ago I was traveling the subway system in New York around midnight. A lighted board told me that my train would be delayed, so I found a seat on a bench next to a very striking young woman. … Continue reading

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Why I Act to Oppose Human Trafficking

While viewing the documentary, “Singers in the Band,” I suddenly began to cry. The film was shown during an event co-sponsored by the Network for Peace through Dialogue in conjunction with the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women meetings … Continue reading

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