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A Pope (Opening Up the Imagination)

Given the visit this week of Pope Francis, I want to share a short chapter from my new novel, Dear Layla Welcome to Palestine. This chapter was originally written in 2010 during the pontificate of Benedict XVI. 497 more words

No Time For Poetry But Exactly What Is

New Romero article

The September/October edition of The Catholic Answer magazine features an article I wrote on Oscar Romero, called “‘No to Violence!’ Who Is Oscar Romero?” You can find that article online here.

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Harvest Fast Day: Romero continues to inspire young people this Harvest

Kathleen O’Brien is in our schools team and coordinates resources for secondary schools.

Last February, I was privileged to be in El Salvador when the announcement came that Pope Francis had declared San Salvador’s one-time Archbishop, Oscar Romero to be a martyr, meaning that a date could be set for his beatification. 501 more words


A Contemporary Peace Pilgrimage

This week a stranger stayed with us for two nights along her way from New England to Georgia. Sheila Garrett, a member of Putney Friends Meeting in Vermont, is acting on her leading to walk from New England to the November 20-22, 2015 SOA vigil at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia.   1,569 more words

Quaker Faith Today

"His cross and resurrection": Accepting and healing human suffering

by Kristóf Oltvai ’11

Earlier this week, I received word that a student at my college alma mater had died. The Facebook omens arrived first, flocking my newsfeed like a swarm of ravens: reports of a missing person, calls to join search parties, concerns that the individual had been having a rough few days. 753 more words