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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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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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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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Remembering my father, “Honorary Submariner”

On this the 3oth anniversary of my father’s passing, I dipped into his memoirs again and found this little account of his visit to Honolulu in 1958 with a group of SouthEast Asian journalists. Knowing what a pacifist he was,

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Guest Post: Sheela Jane Menon:The Promise of a New Season

I don’t know if Saraswati Puja always falls this close to Ash Wednesday. I don’t recall celebrating this festival with the Menon side of my family, though I certainly remember marking other Hindu holidays with them. I’m not sure that

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Where does Hawaii GOP stand on Trump?

This blogpost was first published as an OpEd in the Honolulu Star Advertiser Wednesday Feb 10, 2021. Tweets from the Hawaii Republican Party’s official Twitter account defending the patriotism of the Proud Boys and extolling the “high quality” analysis of

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