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Peace & Justice
The setting was the same, but in many respects, the 50th anniversary observance of the 1963 March on Washington showed the nation's progress.
"We have been too silent and too complacent" regarding the issues of racism, the executive director of Pax Christi USA said.
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Some 2,200 of us made the trek to Hot Springs, N.C., this past weekend for the third annual Wildgoose Festival. We gathered along the roaring French Broad River and the Appalachian Trail amid the Blue Ridge mountains for four days of “spirituality, justice, music and art,” with a hundred speakers and performers, food and hiking, prayer and preaching. It was renewing and uplifting for one and all.
Tōrō nagashi is the Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns. This is done based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world. The ceremony is also done by many peace communities to commemorate those lost in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6 and 9, 1945.
We say: In the face of many difficulties, the voice and role of Catholic peace leaders is as urgent as ever.
The decision, which took effect July 1, ends a three-year "formal partnership" between the two organizations that share goals in their missions, including peace and justice components.
Longtime anti-war activist Bob Graf is willing to go to jail to make the point that Marquette University needs to teach peace, not war.
"Gatherings such as this are much more powerful than a nuclear weapon," one protestor said.