Category Archives: Advocacy Issues

International Women’s Day: A Photo Journey (#IWD2020, #EachforEqual)

As we commemorate International Women’s Day 2020, here is a post Virginia previously shared that is still relevant – especially for new readers of the blog! Today we celebrate women and women’s rights as International Women’s Day highlights our progress … Continue reading

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Creative Extremists (FOR LOVE!)

 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”  Martin Luther King, Jr. Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., an extraordinary man who led a … Continue reading

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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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