by Jim Hodgson Haitians (whose own proposals for building a better country are persistently ignored) once again face an illegitimate government, one that has proposed a foreign intervention force to quell gang violence and to keep itself in power. In reporting by many journalists from the global north, popular protest against the government, increased fuel […]
As the eighth anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students approaches, a series of events reveals more about what happened as well as efforts by people tied to the former government to maintain the cover-up.
Two statements from the WCC Assembly stand out for me. One is theological: is A Call to Act Together. The other, The Things That Make For Peace, is about policy options in the face of climate crisis, war and misuse of international sanctions.
In Guatemala, to be Indigenous and Queer or Trans adds “another form of oppression and vulnerability.” Read the words of Fernando Us and Mónica Chub.
As my penitential pilgrimage continued at a distance from that of Pope Francis, I found myself thinking increasingly of another pilgrimage. In October 1992, about 200 people joined the Canadian Ecumenical Presence (CEP) in Santo Domingo. As I could find almost nothing on the internet, I thought I should share something here.
The entire colonial project, including the residential schools, is grotesque interference in the “development of peoples.”
Through the six days of the pope’s “Penitential Pilgrimage,” I mostly refrained from comment about the visit. It was best, I felt, that people hear the voices of residential school survivors and other Indigenous people, along with the voice of Pope Francis. I made my own penitential pilgrimage. Here begins a three-part series of reflections (accompanied by many links to other articles and documents) from my virtual pilgrimage.
A murder, a birthday cake, and Colombia’s challenging road ahead to peace with justice.
The murders last month in the Sierra Tarahumara of Mexico’s Chihuahua state of two Jesuit priests sparked grief, tension and searches for new solutions for people affected by narco violence.
Away back in May of 2007, David and I were driving toward the Mexican border on Highway 77 near Victoria, Texas, when we noticed flowers and signs by the side of the road. We stopped and soon realized we were at a place where people were remembering a tragedy. We remembered them last week as news came […]
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