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Guest Post: ‘Pro-life’ Catholic schools should mandate children wear masks in the classroom

Published: Sep. 05, 2021, on PennLive. Republished here with permission. Editor’s Note: The Diocese of Harrisburg has updated this information to state it will be following the mask mandate from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and masking will be required

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Posted in Catholic Teachers, COVID19, I BLOG, Uncategorized, US Bishops

A conversation about faith and community drawn from Value of Hawaiʻi 3: Hulihia

This is a time to “wash our eyes” said moderator Maya Soetoro. And so we did. I was honored to be on a panel with Dean Jonathan Osorio and Rev. David Turner on Friday September 10, 2021, in this time

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Posted in Hawaiian History, I BLOG, Uncategorized

To vaccinate is to love your neighbor–and be fair to all who work in our hospitals

Against a backdrop of hundreds of anti-vaccine demonstrators, most unmasked and close together, in Waikiki this evening, a small group of clergy and lay people of faith stood together on Kapahulu Avenue to bear witness to the basic teaching of

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Pax Christi USA Condemns US drone strikes

Just released. Re-published with permission: Media statement from Johnny Zokovitch, Executive Director of Pax Christi USA, in response to the U.S. drone strike in Kabul on Sunday, August 29th: “As The Washington Post and other media outlets report on the deaths

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Guest Post: Hui Aloha`O Maui Indivisible invites Christian clergy to sign on to Letter in Support of COVID-19 Vaccinations

Hui Aloha`O Maui Indivisible will be running ads in local media to communicate publicly Christian clergy’s support for vaccinations to fight the COVID19 pandemic. The letter below was written by Rev. Dr. Scott Landis, Kahu Kealahou Alika, Rev. Dr. Robert Nelson,

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Posted in Covid-19, Health and Wellness, Healthcare, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Vaccines

Be kind, decent, smart: Get vaccinated

This OpEd was published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser on August 11, 2021. Reproduced here with permission. Hawaii seemed to be doing well. But the Delta variant has the daily tally of COVID infections now exceeding seven hundred cases.  Governor David Ige is

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Guest Post: Listen to Hawaii’s Women Leaders and Change-makers–and NINA TURNER for CONGRESS

Register here on Zoom for an exclusive virtual event featuring Nina Turner for Congress & 13 of Hawaii’s top progressive women candidates: State Representative Tina Wildberger Maui Councilmember Kelly King State Rep. Candidate Shannon Matson State Representative Jeanne Kapela State

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Posted in 2022 Elections, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women in Politics

Again: violent expulsion of Palestinians from their homes by Israel

Dr. Cindy Franklin of Student and Faculty for Justice in Palestine at the University of Hawai’i, suggests these resources to learn more about what’s happening in Sheikh Jarrah and Jerusalem: Middle East Eye – Israel-Palestine: A Glossary of Problematic Media

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Posted in I BLOG, Palestine, Uncategorized

VETO HB499!

Native Hawaiian and Faith leaders are ramping up pressure on Gov Ige to veto HB499, just passed by the Hawaii legislature. The bill extends 65 year leases to tenants on state-owned public land to nearly 100 years, without competition. In

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Guest Post: Rev. David Gierlach Good Friday 2021

“Why on earth do you call it ‘Good Friday’?,” my atheist friend demands one day. “What’s possibly ‘good’ about this day?” I suppose that’s a question we each of us have asked, if not out loud, then perhaps in the

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