The articulation of visions of a new world into the language of dreams results from the inadequacy of dominant language/culture to otherwise give expression to these visions. Liberation theologist Leonardo Boff says of dreams, they claim the impossible in order to create more space for what is possible. They do so not by flights of fantasy, but taking the world as it is and then turning the dominant language back on itself. Dr.… (Read the Rest)
On Saturday August 14 we had a party to celebrate a visit from Edwin Novoa, Director of our long time partner organization, the Institute of John XXIII in Managua, Nicaragua. It was great to see some familiar faces and meet new Quixoteites who share a belief in impossible dreams.
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In addition to good food and good people, it was also an opportunity to learn more about the ‘Homes of Hope’ the Quixote Center donors have supported in Nicaragua for over a decade.… (Read the Rest)
Activists of Kouraj a group working for the rights of the Haitian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, have been receiving threats related to their work. The threats seem to be related to a march against “homosexuality in Haiti”, scheduled for 26 July.
The Haitian coalition of religious and moral organizations (Coalition haïtienne des organisations religieuses et morales) publicly called a march to protest against homosexuality and the threat of the expansion of the rights of the LGBTI people in the country.… (Read the Rest)
Back in April of this year the Obama administration proposed significant reform to the way the United States government delivers food aid around the world. The two key components of the reform:
The first part of the proposal is to allow more flexibility in the delivery of emergency food aid, by allowing the food to be purchased in the country or nearby countries rather than purchased in the U.S.… (Read the Rest)
On Monday morning I woke up around five to catch the earliest bus from Leon to Esteli. The ride takes approximately two hours on one of the smaller InterLocal buses, and I was fortunate enough to catch one with a mid day arrival.
My bus arrived at the terminal around 12:30.… (Read the Rest)
I recently spent two weeks in Nicaragua on behalf of the Quixote Center. The following is the first part in a two-part trip report on our current projects with local partners. -Andrew Hochhalter
I visited with our long time partners at the Institute of John XXIII during the last week of April.… (Read the Rest)
Dear Friends, Supporters, and Family,
I beg forgiveness for my long silence! I plan to write weekly.
I’m reading “The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection,” by Robert Farrar Capon, and I chanced upon a quote I thought you’d enjoy.
“Berate me not therefore for carrying on about slicing onions in a world under the sentence of nuclear overkill.… (Read the Rest)
I really enjoyed the article, “Is Michael Pollan a sexist pig? “Femivores” have made DIY domesticity cool. But critics who blame feminism for obesity and fast food have it wrong.”
As a man who identifies as a feminist, I’m going to comment on this article from my own perspective. First, a little quoting is in order,
“The food movement, with its insistence on how fun and fulfilling and morally correct cooking is, seems to have trouble imagining why women might not have wanted to spend all their time in front of the stove.… (Read the Rest)
The 2013 Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference gathered close to 1,000 faith activists from around the country. Throughout the weekend, attendees had the opportunity to learn more about how individuals and communities from around the world interact with the complex ecology of farmers, corporations, and public policy. The system is out of balance, and on Monday participants took part in a day of lobbying for a more just system of food production and distribution.… (Read the Rest)
UA: 98/13 Index: AMR 36/008/2013 Haiti Date: 17 April 2013
FAMILIES ATTACKED, risk forced eviction
Hundreds of families left homeless by the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti are living under the threat of forced eviction from their makeshift camp in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Their lives are in danger following a recent arson attack and the death of one resident in police custody.… (Read the Rest)