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Deeper dimensions in effort to reject Doctrine of Discovery


What is the larger social significance of the effort to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery?

Libby Comeaux, a Loretto Community co-member and lawyer who has been working to raise awareness about the doctrine — an international norm with roots in papal bulls from the 1400s that was used to subjugate indigenous people — explores the question in a recent piece for In These Times.

In same-sex marriage stand-off, Kentucky county clerk order to court


A federal judge in Ashland, Kentucky, has summoned a county clerk who continues to defy a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and her entire staff to appear Thursday to explain why she should not be held in contempt.

Read the full story: Lawyers for couples want clerk Kim Davis held in contempt for refusing to issue any marriage licenses

Cincinnati church makes racial reconcilation core mission


Just saw this very fascinating story on the NPR web site: How A Once-White Church Broke Down Racial Barriers

Fifteen years ago, Peoples Church in Cincinnati was called First Christian Assembly of God and was 98 percent white. After the riots of 2001, Pastor Chris Beard decided to take the church in a new direction. He drafted a mission statement and said the church would focus on racial reconciliation. ...


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August 28-September 10, 2015


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