Israeli Settler Population – increases from 1967 to 2016

In the half century since the on-set of Israel’s second wave of land snatch begun in 1967, American presidents have followed a fairly rote policy of “freeze” and wait while Israel, imbued with blanket U.S. legislative cover and a limitless cheque book, found little reason to pause in increasing its “settler’’ population in the occupied territories from the 10,000 of 1967 to more than 600,000 … Continue reading Israeli Settler Population – increases from 1967 to 2016

Racism is defining religious issue in campaign, Biden campaign says

Oct 1, 2020 By Christopher White  This article appears in the Election 2020 feature series. View the full series. One night after President Donald Trump refused to denounce white supremacists in the first presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden’s faith outreach team put the fight against racism in the spotlight, arguing that for people of faith, it should be the defining faith issue of the campaign. Fighting … Continue reading Racism is defining religious issue in campaign, Biden campaign says

N.T. Wright: “Racism, Christians & Leadership”

The following content is made available by ELO Network . The live Q&A session with NT Wright took place on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020.  “…Systemic racism, recently highlighted in police brutality in the case of George Floyd in Minnesota, has ignited massive protests in the US, Canada and around the world. Citizens are angered by chronic issues, anchored in racial divides, which are not resolved—and … Continue reading N.T. Wright: “Racism, Christians & Leadership”

75 years: Canada, Nuclear Weapons and the UN Ban Treaty

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration with Setsuko Thurlow & FriendsThursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDTby Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition (Toronto) On August 6th, 1945, 13-year old Setsuko Thurlow gathered with 30 classmates near the centre of Hiroshima, where she had been drafted into the student Mobilization Program. She recalls: “At 8:15 a.m., I saw a bluish-white flash like a magnesium … Continue reading 75 years: Canada, Nuclear Weapons and the UN Ban Treaty

Billions earmarked for fighter jets another strike against climate justice, peace and a Green New Deal

Read the article by rabble blogs here By: Brent Patterson February 19th, 2020 The Trudeau government launched a bidding process last year to purchase 88 new fighter jets to replace the current fleet of CF-18s (that cost $4 billion to purchase in 1982, $2.6 billion to upgrade in 2010, with another $3.8 billion now budgeted to extend their lifespan). The three transnational corporations bidding to win the multi-billion dollar contract are Boeing (with … Continue reading Billions earmarked for fighter jets another strike against climate justice, peace and a Green New Deal

Mary McAleese

This article by The Tablet can be read here People leaving Church in ‘droves’ warns McAleese by Ruth Gledhill , Christa Pongratz-Lippitt 24 SEPTEMBER 2020, THE TABLET Today, Ruth Gledhill writes that the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, whose book Here’s the Story: A Memoir is just published, warned on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour that people are leaving the Catholic Church “in droves”, tired of “little old … Continue reading Mary McAleese

A Consistent Ethic of Life as a Moral Vision … drawing on the wisdom of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin

The election of Pope Francis in 2013 heralded a season of surprises for the Catholic church, but perhaps none so unexpected — and unsettling for conservatives — as his endorsement of the writings of Cardinal Bernardin, who died in 1996. The pope’s remarks repeatedly evoke Bernardin’s signature teachings on the “consistent ethic of life” — the view that church doctrine champions the poor and vulnerable … Continue reading A Consistent Ethic of Life as a Moral Vision … drawing on the wisdom of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin

The “Throw Away” Culture and Dictatorship of Relativism

By: Vincent Pham “Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a “throw away” culture which is now spreading. It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new. Exclusion ultimately has to do with what it means to be a part of the society in which we live; those excluded are no longer society’s … Continue reading The “Throw Away” Culture and Dictatorship of Relativism

Commentary on Throw-Away Culture and Relativism- by Greg Gillis

This article by Vincent Pham is a powerful critique of relativism and I like how the author begins with the quote from Pope Francis how people are no longer just to be exploited but are now just discarded if they are in any way deemed not useful.  The author focuses on abortion and euthanasia; however, I feel this is limiting it to a much too … Continue reading Commentary on Throw-Away Culture and Relativism- by Greg Gillis