Domestic traffick report

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Not all persons trafficked in the United States are coming in from distant points in Asia, Europe, or Central America. Some U.S. victims of trafficking and involuntary servitude are "made in the U.S.A." In at least one incident in Florida, American citizens were approached at homeless shelters across the Southeast, including New Orleans, Tampa, and Miami, with promises of good jobs and housing.


Domestic traffick report

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

Not all persons trafficked in the United States are coming in from distant points in Asia, Europe, or Central America. Some U.S. victims of trafficking and involuntary servitude are "made in the U.S.A." In at least one incident in Florida, American citizens were approached at homeless shelters across the Southeast, including New Orleans, Tampa, and Miami, with promises of good jobs and housing.


Promises to keep

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Article Politics
Barack Obama’s election was historic, but can his presidency be great?

At a time of historic economic, social, and strategic challenges, the election of Barack Obama offers Americans the hope that we can rise above the many forces pulling us down, but more, that we can even rise above the worst of ourselves—the original sin of racism and the lingering structural toxins of prejudice and discrimination.


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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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.


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