The New York City-based Catholic Near East Welfare Association issued the following urgent appeal in a press release Monday:
I’ve received in my email in-box this morning appeals from various organizations asking me to contact my senators to encourage them to vote in favor of Senate Bill 2648, an emergency supplemental appropriations bill that would fund “necessary expenses to respond to the significant rise in unaccompanied children and adults with children at the southwest border.”
"No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited." -- Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
NCR Today: Justice Ginsburg says male justices have a 'blind spot' on women's issues; Nienstedt, like a good parent, can't resign; Former Ohio governor lives on minimum wage for a week.
All Catholics should do our part to make sure every domestic worker in this country feels valued and has the dignity and respect they deserve.
Bloomberg News reports on a clever Kristin Bell skit in which she protests that the current federal minimum wage -- $7.25 -- needs at least an increase of $3 in order to create a living wage.
Just a spoonful of Funny or Die makes the politics go down.
Mary Poppins is quitting, it seems, because she's "only paid the federal minimum wage."
The children, in song of course, protest her departure.
If you are following the immigration, child trafficking and visa-to-protect issues related to the children refugees on the border, you might want to read last November’s report from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
In a previous blog, I noted a clear contradiction in the document " 'Sensus Fidei' in the Life of the Church" from the International Theological Commission. On the one hand, it was a marvelous endorsement of the sense of the faith, especially among the laity in history and theology.
My partner in this series of sociopolitical blog posts is Ra'fat Aldajani, a Palestinian-American who represents the majority Palestinian view. I sat with Ra'fat to probe his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. -- Drew Christiansen
Christiansen: Tell me a little more about your family and Palestinian identity.
Mark Silk's terrific Religion News Service article provides a welcome addition to the discussion of the children at the border, from a religious perspective.