by Fred Kammer, S.J.
Since the 2016 election, we have had demonstrations, confrontations, and calls to be “resisters” or even “disrupters.” In this tumultuous time, spiritual writer Henri Nouwen has much to tell us. Discerning our nuclear-armed culture, Father Nouwen wrote of resistance as "the daily life of peacemakers." He called for, not just acts of resistance, but our whole being resisting the powers leading to injustice, war, and destruction. He highlighted three aspects of this lifestyle of resistance.
by Nik Mitchell, PhD
Jeanie Donovan, M.P.A., M.P.H.
Dr. Sue Weishar, PhD
By Sue Weishar, Ph.D.
2016 has been a year of protest. From Charlotte to my own Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the news has been rife with images of ordinary people taking to the streets to express their discontent with the current state of affairs. There have been clashes with the police. There has been bloodshed. And there have been bodies laid on the pavement. American society is in state of conflict and the site of these conflicts are the public spaces.
The Case of 1954 Guatemala Coup
BY SUE WEISHAR, PH.D.
BLACK LIVES MATTER AS A LIVING PHILOSOPHY
By: Nicholas E. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Noted political philosopher Charles Mills argues, in order to understand the current state of race relations, one must first accept the following premise: White Supremacy is one of the most consequential ideologies in human history and the modern world is a direct consequence of it. It
Twenty-two years ago, the U.S. Catholic bishops wrote:
Our families are torn by violence. Our communities are destroyed by violence. Our faith is tested by violence.
Not only was violence then destroying lives, dignity, and hopes, the bishops wrote, but fear of violence was “paralyzing and polarizing our communities.”
The Affordable Housing Crisis in the Gulf South
BY JEANIE DONOVAN, M.P.A., M.P.H.