Category Archives: Social Justice/Non-Violent Protest

On Demand—Trafficking for sex

From our colleague: Kris Wade Executive Director The Justice Project http://www.thejusticeprojectkc.org How do we address the “demand” side of sex trafficking?  At a recent presentation during meetings of the UN on the status of women, Kris Wade spoke as a … Continue reading

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Social Doctrine and Peoples of the Book

Where does a person’s idea of justice come from?  Are we born with it?  Did humans develop it in the course of evolution?  Does it come from God as commandments revealed in the Bible or Koran? What do Judaism, Christianity … Continue reading

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Understanding Islam — Session 3

This evening’s event was entitled “Social Doctrine for People of the Book.”  It brought Michael Graff, Esq., a member of West End Synagogue; Elizabeth Barre, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Marymount Manhattan College, and Yusuf Hasan, Healthcare Chaplaincy at … Continue reading

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A Video Glimpse of Occupy Wall Street

For a little while the other evening, I watched an OccupyWallStreet General Assembly livestreaming from New York City’s Liberty Plaza.  There are a lot of people camping in the plaza to bring attention to the financial misdeeds of a financial … Continue reading

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A View of the Arizona/Mexico Border: Dark, Selfish and Paranoid

The following account of a 2010 visit to the border between Arizona and  Mexico with a group from the Sisters of Loretto was sent to us by Martha Crawley. Walking along a street in Tucson, I noticed a bumper sticker … Continue reading

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When Does Nonviolent Action “Work”?

Why do some political uprisings succeed when others are brutally crushed?   What part does dialogue play in such movements?  And then, what constitutes success after the big demonstrations are over? My head has been spinning from all that has transpired … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Arizona Shootings

As we mourn the shootings in Arizona of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Federal Judge John Roll, 9-year old Christina Taylor Green and others, we must also begin to question ourselves deeply.  Where does it all begin – this idea that if … Continue reading

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