Hidden in plain sight

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Article Ethic of Life Social Justice
The shadow world of human trafficking

The beating was the final straw. The relentless daily psychological abuse had been bad enough; the endless days of work stretching into weeks and finally into months had been exhausting beyond endurance. Somehow she managed to get through.


Hidden in plain sight

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Social Justice
The shadow world of human trafficking

The beating was the final straw. The relentless daily psychological abuse had been bad enough; the endless days of work stretching into weeks and finally into months had been exhausting beyond endurance. Somehow she managed to get through.


Vatican wins award for creating rooftop solar-power generator

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The Vatican won the 2008 Euro Solar Prize for turning the football field-sized roof of its Paul VI audience hall into a giant solar-power generator.


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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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.


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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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.


We should still give unto others

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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.


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