Book details faith foundation of farmworker movement, author says

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A new book on Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers union shows not only how the tactics they adopted to win contracts have been used by other social movements since then, but also the faith foundations of the union itself, according to its author.


Bring fair trade and alternative shopping home for the holidays

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Christmas is a time for giving--and it's a perfect time for fair trade. Fair trade allows you to give twice: first in buying a product and then in giving it as a gift. Below learn more fair trade and where you can find it. You'll also find a comprehensive list of charitable organization for your end of the year giving.


Bring fair trade and alternative shopping home for the holidays

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice

Christmas is a time for giving--and it's a perfect time for fair trade. Fair trade allows you to give twice: first in buying a product and then in giving it as a gift. Below learn more fair trade and where you can find it. You'll also find a comprehensive list of charitable organization for your end of the year giving.


We should still give unto others

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After the Wall Street wipeout, in a world full of hurt, we’re still our brothers’ keepers.

With the carnage on Wall Street con- tinuing at a jaw-dropping pace in October and retirees­—and folks who aspire one day to be retirees—wondering how devastated stock portfolios will ever recover, a fella could be forgiven for investing a few moments in some serious self-pity. That’s only appropriate after decades of national self-delusion reflected by a “what-me-worry?” approach to deficit spending and deregulation.


We should still give unto others

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Article Social Justice
After the Wall Street wipeout, in a world full of hurt, we’re still our brothers’ keepers.

With the carnage on Wall Street con- tinuing at a jaw-dropping pace in October and retirees­—and folks who aspire one day to be retirees—wondering how devastated stock portfolios will ever recover, a fella could be forgiven for investing a few moments in some serious self-pity. That’s only appropriate after decades of national self-delusion reflected by a “what-me-worry?” approach to deficit spending and deregulation.


In tough economy, agency sees 40 percent increase in calls for help

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh is reporting a 40 percent increase in the number of calls from people seeking help as the country continues to struggle with the economy.


Unaccompanied migrant and refugee children a U.S. and global issue

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David Siegel takes a highly personal view of his job as acting director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services.


Forum examines response to torture by U.S. in interrogating prisoners

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A Fordham University forum talked about the response of American political, military, religious and medical groups to the use of torture in interrogations of prisoners by the United States since the 2001 terrorist attacks.


Are states taxing working poor into deeper poverty?

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Poor families faced income tax bills that pushed them deeper into poverty last year in nearly half of the states with an income tax, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.


'Tents of Hope' promotes awareness, action to end genocide in Darfur

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The artwork of students from St. Mary's School in Middlebury will join a display of about 400 decorated tents assembled on the National Mall November 7-9 to draw attention to the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.


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