Tag Archives: Poverty

President Duterte, China, the United States and the Philippines

Yesterday morning I read news that Philippine President Duterte wants to cut economic and military ties to the U.S. and to strengthen ties with China and Russia. This adds to the worries that I have about President Duterte. I’m not … Continue reading

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More Music Reflecting the 1980s

I wrote a previous blog about socially conscious music from the 1980s, and thought I’d make another blog about some of my favorite music from that era. I remember it as being a very politically charged time, with many musicians … Continue reading

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Urban Farming and the Christian Imperative to Feed the Poor

One of Jesus’s greatest imperatives to his followers was for them to care for the poor and to feed the hungry. Many Christians over the centuries have tried to follow Jesus’s mandate, serving in food kitchens and building shelters to … Continue reading

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Admiring Pope Francis

One of the great joys of the past year has been in watching how Pope Francis’s papacy has unfolded in his first few months. He has emphasized the church’s historical role in championing the rights of the poor and the … Continue reading

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The Weekend Before Halloween At Occupy San Jose

On Halloween weekend I dropped by Occupy San Jose to see if anything was going on. They were having face painting and various other activities for children who were visiting with their parents. I spent some time talking to the … Continue reading

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CATHOLIC WORKER COMMUNITIES

SOME CATHOLIC WORKER COMMUNITIES Oakland Catholic Worker Dorothy Day House Berkeley Martin de Porres House of Hospitality San Francisco Los Angeles Catholic Worker Tenemos Catholic Worker San Francisco Gainesville Catholic Worker Des Moines Catholic Worker Charlottesville Catholic Worker Bread & … Continue reading

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Episcopal Church Groups and Poverty

About a year ago I started attending the Episcopal Church about two blocks from the apartment where I live. I had never taken much notice of the Episcopal Church before, but since joining I’ve enjoyed the company of people and … Continue reading

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