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August 6: Transfiguration Day–Commemorate Hiroshima, Pray for Maunakea Protectors

Come join the prayers and services being held to remember the transfiguration of our Lord, remember the victims at Hiroshima, and pray for the Maunakea protectors on Aug 6. Kahu Kaleo Paterson,Vicar, St. Stephen’s, Wahiawa, Chaplain, Iolani Guild, President, Pacific

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Posted in African American Judaism, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Guest Post: Come stand with Fr. Damien at HI State Capitol for peace and justice Aug 1 Siren Vigil 11.30 a.m.

This post comes to you from Wally Inglis, part of the Franciscan Catholic Worker Community at WallyHouse, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Kalihi. Dear Friends … It’s the first working day of the month … coming up Thursday August 1. 

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CRUNCH TIME: Tell Gov. Ige REIT shareholders need to pay taxes. DO NOT VETO SB301

Faith Action for Community Equity has issued an urgent call to action. Please contact Gov. Ige’s Office Let’s continue to flood Gov. Ige’s office (today & tomorrow) with calls AND emails asking him to NOT veto SB 301. Office phone:(808)

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

Guest Post by Rev. David Gierlach: Demonizing Others

We are living in times when there is a daily barrage against those who are minorities or immigrants or some other vulnerable group. Last week some cops in Phoenix threatened to shoot a black family whose four year old allegedly

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Posted in I BLOG, Immigrants, Justice, Politics and Religion

Speaker Saiki cites Obama to explain failure to raise the minimum wage. Really???

While Speaker Saiki’s recent OpEd (Honolulu Star Advertiser 5/27/2019) makes passing reference to “a blue state like Hawaii,” his arguments for why the legislature failed to ensure a raise for working people are more likely to make them see red.

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Living wage, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

Guest Post: Stacey Abrams’ Response to Trump’s SOTU

  Good evening, my fellow Americans. I’m Stacey Abrams, and I am honored to join the conversation about the state of our union. Growing up, my family went back and forth between lower middle class and working poor. Yet, even

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

Urgent: submit testimony to support a living wage in Hawaii. It’s easy. Promise!

Go to this super easy template from Living Wage Hawaii.Customize or submit as is.  Lawmakers listen when people get noisy. https://www.livingwagehawaii.com/labor-testimony The commentary below is adapted from a call to action by Will Caron, Community Organizer Pālolo Neighborhood Board 808

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Living wage, Uncategorized

Guest Post: Hooser says your testimony could help advance bills to improve the lives of many in Hawaiʻi

It’s time to rock and roll my friends. Important bills are being scheduled at the legislature and your testimony, both in person and via email, is important.  Trust me on this.  While some think that just a little ol’ email

Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Campaign to Raise Up Hawaii. Join us. Thurs Jan 10, 4.45p.m. Room 329, HI State Capitol

                    “Servants, laborers and workmen of different kinds, make up the far greater part of every great political society. But what improves the circumstances of the greater part can never be regarded as an inconvenience to the whole. No society

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

“One Job Should Be Enough”– Clergy bless Local 5 workers on the picket line, pray for fair resolution

            You can’t tiptoe towards justice. You can’t walk up to the door all polite and knock once or twice, hoping someone’s home. Justice is a door, that, when closed, must be kicked in. Daniel José Older in Jesmyn Ward’s

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