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HI legislators must act now in the face of Trump tax cuts for the rich, and assault on the safety net for the most vulnerable

The OpEd below was first published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, April 25, 2017 and republished on this blog with permission. As the 2018 Hawai‘i state legislature convenes, it is worth remembering that our new Gilded Age is a call

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Income disparity, Justice, Uncategorized

We live in the future. Come join us.

Originally posted on KE KAUPU HEHI ALE:
Adapted from NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons We Live in the Future. Come Join Us. by Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada “Hawaiians need to stop living in the past.” We’ve all heard this before,…

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Exotic, Biotic Justice at SEED, Kaimuki

If you haven’t tried SEED in Kaimuki yet, you should. We went there right after an evening at Chaminade University with the Hogan Program which is dedicated to training students to do social things that make business sense, and business

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The Nuns Jumped Over the Wall

in memory of Fr. William Brennan, S.J. 1920- 2014. A prophet for social justice and equality, including women’s ordination. One of the most prized dishes in Chinese cuisine is called “The Monk Jumped Over the Wall.” It takes its name

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Posted in Business and Justice, Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Justice, US Bishops, US Nuns

David Cohen: “I believe in grace.”

What better time to believe in grace than in the Easter season? Or, for David Cohen, in the season of Passover. The former president of Common Cause and “the preeminent voice of public advocacy” was still in Passover observance mode

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Raising the Minimum Wage is Pro-Life. So why aren’t all Pro-lifers for it?

Speaker of the House, John Boehner,  a Catholic pro-lifer who has previously said he would rather commit suicide than raise the minimum wage, offered the logic that a raise would adversely affect minorities who hold low-wage jobs and would be

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Posted in Business and Justice, Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Presidential Candidates: Extractive or Generative?

In her latest book, Owning Our Future, Marjorie Kelly tells a hopeful story of “Journeys to a Generative Economy.” She describes people who are actually helping to build an economy “around ideals like fairness, community and sustainability—an economy that in

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Posted in Business and Justice, Healthcare, I BLOG, Seniors, Sustainability, Uncategorized

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