America first! Black Lives Matter! Law and order. Structures of oppression. Amid the turmoil of our world today, the words of the great Old Testament prophet Jeremiah continue to speak to us. What does he call us to today?
On July 17, 2020, with the death of John Robert Lewis, a hole was left in Congress and in our country. He was an outstanding model of nonviolent resistance, a Freedom Rider, and an artisan of peace. Let’s remember his life and legacy, and heed his call. Because he called for more than change.
Break out your calendars! Major Catholic events in 2020.
Matt Ippel, SJ celebrates the Jesuit commitment to “the service of faith and the promotion of justice”, remembers those who have died for it, and is inspired to keep fighting for it.
This weekend in Washington DC was the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Two thousand students came from high schools and colleges around the country, along with a handful of international delegations. The theme for 2019 was “Radical Hope and Prophetic Action” and the event featured keynote speakers Sr. Peggy O’Neill, S.C., from the Center of Arts for Peace in El Salvador, Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D., from Georgetown University, and Reyna Montoya, CEO of Aliento.
In response to last week’s article “Should A Catholic Support the Border Wall?” by Daniel Mascarenhas, SJ, Brian Strassburger, SJ explores the broader issue of immigration reform, especially as it relates to the U.S.-Mexico border.