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Cecil Hoffman: Economic Justice / Nonviolence

On a hot mid-day Tuesday, August 13, five of us from the ASC Economic Justice/Nonviolence working group, together with Francisco Garcia, joined a picket line in front of the Food4Less Market at the corner of Lake St. 202 more words


SATURDAY READING: Blessed Are The Meek, by Thomas Merton

From Faith and Violence

It would be a serious mistake to regard Christian nonviolence simply as a novel tactic which is at once efficacious and even edifying, and which enables the sensitive man to participate in the struggles of the world without being dirtied with blood.   4,978 more words

Thomas Merton

Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, and The Spirit of God

I come from “a broken home.” A broken home…. What does that even mean? Most people define a broken home as one where the parents got divorced, but my home was broken by domestic abuse long before it was ever “broken” by divorce. 1,932 more words

5) Not Quite Sure

Plant-based diet vs veganism - how healthy can you be?

Veganism vs plant based diet – huh?

You may have read that a plant based diet and veganism are not synonymous. This is true, but the difference did not become clear to me until after I became vegan, and I frequently see continuing confusion on this point, with some claiming that to draw any distinction is pedantic. 1,712 more words


Stillness within, Power Without

I have depression, and I’m under treatment. Luckily, my current (and hopefully permanent) treatment is very good: Wellbutrin, mindfulness meditation, and a kickass therapist. Nowadays, when I enter a low period, I can recognize it for what it is instead of being destroyed by it. 1,505 more words

Local Events Part of National Campaign Nonviolence

From Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice:

There are now more than 20 local opportunities to participate in Campaign Nonviolence!  Click on each event for full information. 37 more words

In The World

Playing cards at Pikpa

Reflection by Benjamin Krauss
We spend several evenings a week at Pikpa, the Welcoming Center organized by the Village of All Together (VoAT), a collective of Greeks and migrants mainly living on Lesbos. 773 more words