Hope is an Action

Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP
Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP

What options do ordinary people have to express their opinions about national issues?  In a democracy like the United States, where free speech is a valued right, we don’t worry about being jailed or even killed for speaking out.  In fact, it is our duty to speak out when there are unjust systems or treatment of people.  As quoted in Occupy Spirituality:  A Radical Vision for a New Generation, Chris Hedges protesting the militarization of our country, gave a speech called, “Real Hope Is About Doing Something.”  He believes that hope is an action “which is always nonviolent, knows that an injustice visited on our neighbor is an injustice visited on us all… If we resist and carry out acts, no matter how small, of open defiance, hope will not be extinguished.” (Nook Book, p. 35)  This is why I choose to participate in protests and sit-ins.

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