Category Archives: Advocacy Issues

UNITED TOGETHER: Love vs. Hate

When I think of New Zealand (as many folks here do) it’s of vast beauty from incredible scenery in the Lord of the Rings movies. The Kiwis I’ve known and worked with overseas have always been warm and hospitable (who … Continue reading

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Human Rights! Human Rights!

Yesterday (10 December) the world paused to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Back in 1948 a war weary world gathered to establish a globally defining document that “proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is … Continue reading

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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!!

For friends from other countries (& here, too) these last few weeks the U.S. midterm elections have swallowed our national media’s attention for the big showdown Tuesday, November 6th. Usually not as many Americans vote in midterms (the 2-year interval … Continue reading

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Tree of Life: Sorrow, Horror & Prayer(s)

“All that is left to us is our being horrified at the loss of our sense of horror.” Rabbi Abraham Heschel My heart and prayers are with the victims and families of the mass shooting that took place on Saturday … Continue reading

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Óscar Romero: A Voice of Love & Justice

“You cannot reap what you have not sown. How are we going to reap love in our country, if we only sow hate?” Archbishop Óscar Romero (10 July 1977) 38 years after his death, Blessed Óscar Romero will be canonized … Continue reading

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Refugees: Becoming Refuges of Hope

Yesterday (20 June) World Refugee Day 2018 came (& went), but the issues facing refugees are not something to contemplate just one day of the year. Imagine if conflict evicted your family (& you) from your home. Where no place … Continue reading

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Malaria: Up Close & Personal

April 25th is World Malaria Day. Over 450,000 people (mainly children) die each year from this preventable disease and millions (216,000,000) get really sick. Since many (90%) of these folks live in sub-Saharan Africa, malaria compounds an already challenging context … Continue reading

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