May 2015

I ask you to read and reflect on the attached document below. It’s a process and struggle that continues today.  The reflection is from the 1960s – another chaotic time with major shifts taking place.  I believe it’s applicable and timely for the 2000s.  The facts, as we continue to see and hear, are multiple […]

Starting New…

Hello, All! Excuse my year long absence from my web site (due to health challenges) which I’ve now revised and updated. I believe it’s more succinct and more easily navigated. For those of you who are new participants I do hope you enjoy it and that it fuels your passion for justice work! Welcome.   […]

Earth Day 2015

Jeffrey Sachs, Ph.D., Director of Sustainable Development Solutions Network, A Global Initiative for the UN; Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Yesterday I heard this man interviewed by […]

OUT OF BALANCE

A Harvard business prof and a behavioral economist recently asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth is distributed in the United States. Most thought that it’s more balanced than it actually is. Asked to choose their ideal distribution of wealth, 92% picked one that was even more equitable. Take a long, hard and […]

Earth Day

Earth Day, Apr. 22, a day to celebrate the environment! The first Earth Day was organized in 1970 to promote the ideas of ecology, encourage respect for life on earth, and highlight growing concern over pollution of the soil, air, and water. Earth Day is now observed in 140 nations with outdoor performances, exhibits, street fairs, and television programs […]

International Women’s Day, March 8, 2014

“Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all.” Secretary-General […]

Malcolm X

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” During February, Black History Month, we honor the history and outstanding individuals of African-Americans. Public events, […]

Being Part of the Life Boat

50 years ago, during Lyndon Johnson’s first State of the Union Address on January 8, 1964, he announced: “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” Despite this determination many political, social and economic factors became obstacles rather means to success. Numerous resources are available today for analysis, reflection and […]

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times Vatican II was the catalyst that helped create a new way of being Church:  a Church centered on justice, professing a preferential option for the poor, a Church of modern day martyrs, and a Church with a growing number of laity desiring a more active role. Below is the first paragraph […]

WE GIVE THANKS. . .

NOVEMBER is a month of days full of remembering and giving thanks! To name a few. . .We started with All Saints  and All Souls Days which give us opportunities to recall loved ones who have gone before us. Veterans’ Day sets forth a time in which we honor those, living and dead, who have […]

October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This year’s theme raises a question “What will it take to end violence?”  I believe the first step is exactly what is stated above: AWARENESS.  So many examples are highlighted in the media today ~ both local and global.  Have we become immune to the myriad statistics and depictions of women being raped, emotionally, physically […]

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor. . .

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor. . . Do these words sound familiar? Do they resonate? Or are they passé? According some in the U.S. House of Representatives this sentiment is not relevant today. Their vote, 217-210, to cut a devastating amount – about $40 billion over the next 10 years – from the Supplemental […]

Walking while Black…

April 2012 “On the rainy night of Sunday, Feb. 26, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin walked to a convenience store in Sanford, Fla. On his way home, with his Skittles and iced tea, the African-American teenager was shot and killed. The gunman, George Zimmerman, didn’t run. He claimed that he killed the young man in self-defense. The […]