On Saturday, I marched in Ferguson, Mo., responding to the call of the coalition of black groups determined to maintain the loud public demand for structural reform of law enforcement. One of the signs was "No Justice, No Profit," a threat of an economic boycott.
NCR Today: Missouri deceives about execution drug; Irish women seek inclusion in diaconate; Texas bishop on payday loans; expedited deportations: the next immigration battle.
Aug. 29 marked the 44th anniversary of the historic Chicano Moratorium anti-war march in East Los Angeles in 1970. This was the largest protest manifestation of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. The movement was the largest and most widespread civil rights and empowerment movement by Mexican-Americans in American history.
NCR Today: A straightforward, undisputed analysis of offenses in the conflict, whether by Hamas or Israel, will probably be hard to come by. But the U.N. is going to try.
Today isn't Labor Day. Neither was Labor Day, for all practical purposes. Ever since red letter days were simply reduced to weekend attachments, creating the "holiday weekend," we've skipped paying much attention at all to the original purpose of any of the formally designated occasions as we go about our leisure and conjure the slashed prices at the malls and the dealerships. Labor Day retains its tag as the "traditional end of summer" but even that's not so true as millions of seniors linger far longer.
NCR Today: Relief aid getting to Gaza; Thousands of Germans leaving church over new tax law; Prep for synod on the family.
NCR headquarters is closed for Labor Day. To make the return next week easier on our staff, we have decided to turn off the comments system for the weekend.
Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, archbishop of Seoul, has called upon families of the victims in the April Seoul ferry tragedy “to concede at a certain point” their demands for an independent investigation and prosecution for the culpable.
In a press conference, he also warned reporters against exploiting the pain of the Sewol families, calling on everyone to help heal the pain.
I would encourage the reading of this latest opus by Dan Rodericks of the Baltimore Sun. Roderick’s comments become even more significant in light of the latest news of a 9 year old girl shooting her instructor with an Uzi.
The St. Joseph Worker Program is ran by a nun that hopes to give opportunities for young women to live in community and grow in the areas of justice, leadership and spirituality.