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Away from Apartheid

Fr. Berrigan speaking in 1966 at the first Meal of Reconciliation at St. Mark’s on the Bowery in Manhattan. Photo by Jim Forest.

Away from Apartheid

A Previously Unreleased Letter from Fr. Daniel Berrigan

By Eric Martin \ 2019-06-02

Your Excellency:
I am addressing you in regard to Mr. John Harris, condemned to death last November for sabotage activities in which he had engaged in protest against government racial policies in your country...

Solidarity After The Coup

Women from the feminist organization The Center for Women’s Studies -- Honduras (pictured above) have been a significant force in the post-coup resistance. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Solidarity After The Coup

A Review of Dana Frank's The Long Honduran Night

By Joe Parziale \ 2019-06-02

Frank’s is ultimately a hopeful story, however, for the coup unleashed a broad nonviolent resistance that even the bullets and clubs of the security forces have been unable to contain...

Can Christianity Survive Its Cathedrals?

Jean Fouquet, from The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful Against the Demons, cropped. Image Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Can Christianity Survive Its Cathedrals?

Reflections on the Notre Dame Fire

By Colleen Shaddox \ 2019-06-02

“Maybe it’s a sign,” I thought, as Notre Dame burned.  I question whether the Roman Catholic Church, my church, should associate itself with such things while there are people without a safe place to call home...

No Trespassing

Catholic Workers occupying the Enbridge pipe yard storage facility, April 2018; Image courtesy of fournecessity.org

No Trespassing

A Profile of the Four Necessity Valve Turners

By Jeannine M. Pitas \ 2019-06-02

"If there is a building on fire with a child trapped inside, but outside the building there's a 'no trespassing' sign, anyone in their right mind would go in to save the child..."
Cultivating Memory

A friend of the author posts pictures of her garden to social media. The chili plants the gardener grows in the US remind her of her father living in a refugee camp. Image courtesy of the author.

Cultivating Memory

The Politics and Poetics of Gardening in Exile

By Terese V. Gagnon \ 2019-06-02

In the context of this large-scale dispossession and violent ruptures of home and community, I ask: how do Karen forced migrants hold on to aspects of identity and collective memory through engagements with food and plants?

From Violence to Violence

The author (right) performing a wedding with other clergy members in Tijuana. Photo courtesy of the author.

From Violence to Violence

Accompanying Asylum Seekers at the US Border

By Reverend Smash \ 2019-06-02

“I am afraid for my life and I want to seek asylum,” said one of the boys, the group-appointed leader...

Vows of Passionate Witness

Sister Rhonda Miska (left) and Sister Alison McCrary (right) are part of a new generation of Catholic Sisters devoting their lives to social justice. Left photo courtesy of Jacky Romo, right photo courtesy of the author.

Vows of Passionate Witness

A Profile of Two Young Catholic Sisters

By Jeannine M. Pitas \ 2019-06-02

"But for me, the vows I've taken are much more about saying 'yes' to things than 'no.' Every 'yes' we say requires a 'no.' I am saying 'yes' to service to all, to loving everyone. It's a daily 'yes' that I say...”
Well Founded Fears

Children look at a memorial for the victims of atrocities carried out by the Guatemalan Army in and around the village of Rio Negro. Photo courtesy of Renata Avila, Flickr.

Well Founded Fears

The New York Times and the War on Central America

By Joe Parziale \ 2019-06-02

One rarely reads in the New York Times’ news columns or editorials about the United States’ singular role in making the Northern Triangle the most violent place on earth, notably in its sponsorship of highly lethal counterinsurgency efforts during the 1980s...