Of human bondage: Modern slavery

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Article Social Justice
"How oppressed exactly do workers have to be before we consider them slaves?"

Here’s a New Year’s resolution that I never thought I would have to make in this early stage of the 21st century: For 2012 I firmly resolve to do my best to stop using slaves. Difficult as it is to accept, slavery remains a contemporary misery all over the world. “Abolition” has an old-timey, 19th-century ring to it, but a world that is truly free of slavery remains out of reach and modern abolitionists have their work cut out for them.


Of human bondage: Modern slavery

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
"How oppressed exactly do workers have to be before we consider them slaves?"

Here’s a New Year’s resolution that I never thought I would have to make in this early stage of the 21st century: For 2012 I firmly resolve to do my best to stop using slaves. Difficult as it is to accept, slavery remains a contemporary misery all over the world. “Abolition” has an old-timey, 19th-century ring to it, but a world that is truly free of slavery remains out of reach and modern abolitionists have their work cut out for them.


Yule shall overcome: Christ is our hope in times of scarcity

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Article Social Justice
Amid cries of economic catastrophe, let holiday cheer take the place of fear.

This year promises to be a blue Christmas for many. Given the angry tone of the political conversation out there, it might even be a black-and-blue Christmas.

More than two years after the technical end of the Great Recession, weaving along the edge of another, Americans have watched each other on C-SPAN and CNN, on MSNBC and Fox News, sometimes shouting, sometimes in reasonable discussions, sometimes wallowing in the most lurid and destructive hyperbole.


Yule shall overcome: Christ is our hope in times of scarcity

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
Amid cries of economic catastrophe, let holiday cheer take the place of fear.

This year promises to be a blue Christmas for many. Given the angry tone of the political conversation out there, it might even be a black-and-blue Christmas.

More than two years after the technical end of the Great Recession, weaving along the edge of another, Americans have watched each other on C-SPAN and CNN, on MSNBC and Fox News, sometimes shouting, sometimes in reasonable discussions, sometimes wallowing in the most lurid and destructive hyperbole.


Sister Pat battles the board: How women religious are protecting consumers

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Article Social Justice Women
To protect consumers and the environment, women religious lead the growing movement that’s taking on powerful corporations—one share at a time.

On May 6 this year, Sister Nora Nash stood before Goldman Sachs’ powerful CEO and his board for the investment bank’s annual meeting. Nash, a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia who wears wire-rim glasses and a tentative smile, was calling upon the investment bank to review its senior executive compensation policies and to report its findings to shareholders.


Sister Pat battles the board: How women religious are protecting consumers

By Kristen Hannum| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice Women
To protect consumers and the environment, women religious lead the growing movement that’s taking on powerful corporations—one share at a time.

On May 6 this year, Sister Nora Nash stood before Goldman Sachs’ powerful CEO and his board for the investment bank’s annual meeting. Nash, a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia who wears wire-rim glasses and a tentative smile, was calling upon the investment bank to review its senior executive compensation policies and to report its findings to shareholders.


Resources: How to invest faithfully and responsibly

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Article Social Justice Women
Here are some links to get you investing with some social responsibility.

As You Sow
News on socially responsible investing

Business & Human Rights Resource CentreTracks both positive and negative impacts of more than 5,100 companies worldwide

Christian Brothers Investment Services


Resources: How to invest faithfully and responsibly

By Kristen Hannum| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice Women
Here are some links to get you investing with some social responsibility.

As You Sow
News on socially responsible investing

Business & Human Rights Resource CentreTracks both positive and negative impacts of more than 5,100 companies worldwide

Christian Brothers Investment Services


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Parishes: Let's stop ignoring domestic violence

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Editors' note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


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