What would you do to bring peace to the world? Our Peace and Nonviolence Committee has invited us to fast every First Friday for peace around the world. What does fasting have to do with bringing peace to the world? Isn’t it just a penance one does during Lent or a way to lose weight? Fasting for peace and justice involves focus, attention, solidarity and action. Continue reading →
Earth, our home and mother, is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited.
– Thomas Berry
TJ blinked his disbelief: “Water is not a resource?”
In response: “What do you love about the water here?” A spontaneous full-throated eruption from TJ’s band: “Frogs!” These kids love frogs. In the tip of each spring they rush upstream to where green frogs bask among the water irises. As the season warms, you’d find frogs leaping downstream, kids loping after them; some would whoosh over the waterfall into the pond; others would whoop in delight. Can you guess which group the frogs were in?
Over the past 25 years, the School of the Americas (SOA) Watch has grown from a handful of people to a multi-generational, cross-continental movement against the militarization of the Americas. Thousands gather each year at Ft. Benning in Columbus, GA, to be educated, to take a stand against the US policies of training future terrorists and to engage in nonviolent direct action. Continue reading →