Reflection

Written by Bro. Jerry Sullivan SM Reflections on the Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty – Five Years Later May 2014 I wrote an article in 2009 about my experience of the 16th Annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty in front of the Supreme Court in Washington DC. I wrote...
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From Vengeance to Forgiveness

Written by Brian Halderman Dear Friends, It was a cold night in February 1999 when I joined a group of students from the University of Dayton at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near Lucasville for the execution of Wilford Berry, the first Ohio execution since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976. Wilford was...
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Homelessness

Written by Robert Donovan, SM, February 2008 About 18 years ago, my life took a sharp turn. I was in my fourth year of medical practice in an office that I enjoyed very much. I was on the Executive Committee of the multi-specialty group I was a part of and very involved in other medical...
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Joining Voices with the Voiceless

Written by Joining Voices with the Voiceless HELP ME PASS FIRST GRADE AND HELP ME FROM GETTING KILLED Dear Friends: What does it mean to be a voice for the voiceless? It sounds poetic, it sounds romantic, it sounds like something we all would love to be able to do, but where do we start? I...
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Love Fosters Justice

Written by Grace Escobar; March 2008 This note is to share with you the way I live out social justice everyday. Everyday I go to Our Lady of Tepeyac High School, where I teach religion to Freshwomen and Sophomores.These young women are from a low social economic class — many of them could not afford a...
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Justice and Peace: the Journey of a Lifetime

Written by Mary Evelyn Jegen, SNDdeN; April 2008 When I was teaching in the history department at University of Dayton, 1967-1971, I was also counseling aspiring conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War. Unknown to them, these young men were the agents of my seven year struggle to come to terms with my own position on...
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South Jersey Hope and Daily Justice

Written by Fr. Ted Cassidy SM May 2008 Here at Cape May Point at the very tip of New Jersey, while I was looking out the chapel window, glancing at the sky and ocean, and preparing for the Sunday Eucharist for our Families with Young Children Retreat, a young couple with four children all under...
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Journey to Justice – Ecologists and Faith Communities

Journey to Justice – Ecologists and Faith Communitiesby Leanne Jablonski FMI, PhD August 2008 My scientist colleagues chose environmental Justice as an official section of the Ecological Society of America this summer! This choice culminated a decade of focused work, and several more decades of hopes and prayers. Environmental Justice calls us to ensure there...
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A Personal Experience on Death Row

A Personal Experience on Death Row by Elizabeth Kaigh September 2008Many factors contributed to my decision to go to law school. I wanted to argue for a living, I wanted to be successful, but mostly, I wanted to change the world. I wanted to fight for a cause. I wanted to help those who couldn’t...
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The Marianist Tradtion of Social Justice Lived by the Ruach Community

The Marianist Tradtion of Social Justice Lived by the Ruach Community by Mary Andrews January 2009The Ruach Community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, like all Marianist communities, is made up of people who live very “intentional” lives. At first I was hoping we would share in a particular social justice project (for lack of a...
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