Friday, June 26, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Alvernia University, Reading, PA -- an alma mater of your blog author -- is showing the exhibit, "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People," through July 30. While I had already seen it at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, I was in Reading and thought it was worth another look. And . . . it was worth another look! Unfortunately, since its opening at Alvernia on April 21, fewer than 2,ooo people have viewed this moving and informative exhibit. So, if you live within driving distance of Alvernia, get there before July 30. You won't regret it. Click here for more information on the Alvernia website. Additionally, here's a video to whet your appetite (e-mail subscribers, click here to view the video).
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Even as momentum is building for an exit strategy for Afghanistan, we need to keep the pressure on. On Tuesday, June 16, a number of groups are participating in a national call-in day for an Afghanistan exit strategy, in support of Rep. McGovern's bill, HR 2404. Pax Christi USA has been a strong supporter of this legislation and we're being asked to help mobilize Catholic Members of Congress as co-sponsors. Click here to access three actions Pax Christi is asking us to take.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Book description: Shattered by his wife's death, and by his own role in it,
successful cardiologist Charles Anderson volunteers to assist with earthquake relief in an impoverished Islamic country in a constant state of conflict with its neighbor. But when the refugees he's come to help do not appear and artillery begins to fall in the distance along the border, the story takes an unexpected turn.
This haunting, resonant tour de force about one man's desire to live a moral life offers a moving exploration of the tensions between poverty and wealth, the ethics of intervention, the deep cultural differences that divide the world, and the essential human similarities that unite it.
Monday, June 1, 2009
• To enhance a financial enterprise for high-risk women
in Thailand who make the luggage tags by hand.
• To raise awareness about how we can protect children from sexual exploitation;
• To raise funds to continue our fight against child prostitution and trafficking that feeds child sex tourism.
A TassaTag is a 4”x6”, bright hand-woven cotton luggage tag that helps you spot your luggage more easily while reclaiming children’s lives . It is practical, environmentally sensitive and fair trade.
With a TassaTag you, the traveler, will be part of the ECPAT-USA Project by increasing the recognition of the TassaTag logo as a symbol against the sexual slavery and trafficking of children, raising awareness of this major illegal trade around the world, and supporting the Tourism Industry’s efforts to protect children.
With a TassaTag you support The Regina Center in Nongkhai, Thailand, which provides education and income generating skills and opportunities for women. The project enables women to stay in their villages and keep their children in school, which are two major strategies in reducing sex trafficking. The Regina Center is one of the producing partners of Handcrafting Justice, a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
To purchase the color of your choice, go to: http://www.tassatag.org/