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The Word under Threat in the World: The Murder of Gauri Lankesh

Originally posted on S. Shankar:
Journalist Gauri Lankesh has been shot dead in India. The simple fact of the matter is that no democracy thrives by stamping out speech that challenges power. I am not a free speech fundamentalist (I…

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Bearing witness: A Jewish scholar explains the BDS movement to hold Israel accountable

Think Tech Hawaii recently ran this interview with a disclaimer warning viewers that they should seek out the other side of this issue by watching another show they offered about anti-Semitism on campus 2017. This interview is posted here, with

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Dr. Parker: The Christian Case for Reproductive Justice

Against the surreal backdrop of elected officials trying to take healthcare away from those who need it the most, Honolulu residents who attended a recent talk and book-signing hosted by Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii were glad to hear

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

QUOTE TO NOTE: Stop Church Teachings that Kill, Says Sr. Margaret Farley

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
Mercy Sr. Margaret Farley, the theological ethicist who wrote Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, said the church has “not gone far enough” on gender equality because “we still hear the cries of women, through…

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Guest Post: “Connections”

There’s a new show on Netflix that’s catching a lot of attention. It’s a true story about a guy falsely accused of murder, who, two months after his release from prison, is arrested again, because a woman is found dead

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Guest Post: The Beatitudes in the Public Square

When Solomon becomes the new king of Israel, one of his jobs is to settle disputes. You know the most famous one he settles. Two women show up, both claiming to be the mother of one infant. Solomon’s solution is

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I believe in grace.

On this difficult day, I found myself recalling the words of the late David Cohen as he spoke in the Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University in 2014. Friend and mentor to many in the United States and around the

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

Guest Post: A prayer for December 19

A Call for Divine Intervention in the Appointment of the Next US President Jen Buday Hungary We are calling on all citizens of the planet to pray for divine intervention in the United States’ appointment of its next president. Specifically we

Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

A word to friends and relatives who voted for Trump

I have been struggling with what to say to those I care about who voted for Trump.  I am a woman of color whose two brown adult children now live in an America that is more threatening to their safety

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