Humble Oneself and Take a Knee
Opinion piece by Mfon E.
Growing up Catholic, I am used to the act of humbling myself by kneeling. And as a sports fan, especially for football, I know that "taking a knee" is a sign of respect for players who have gotten hurt. Whether in a religious or sports setting, kneeling is a reflection of community, humility, and respect.
Should TPS Be Extended?
Part III of a series on TPS
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President Trump was elected in part due to his hardline stance on immigration, such as promising the creation of a border wall and a crackdown on both legal and illegal immigration. Given this context, the Trump Administration's proposal to end TPS is unsurprising.
This installment of the TPS series serves to layout the chief arguments for and against the TPS program.
Reclaiming the Truth: Indigenous Peoples' Day
Many of us we were taught in elementary school that Christopher Columbus was a brave Italian explorer who first discovered the Americas. We remember him as a hero and for this reason honor him with his own day, Columbus Day. However, this provides a white washed, ethnocentric version of United States’ history. Upon examining the true root of the holiday and the factual history, we discover Columbus Day celebrates, and honors the colonization of the Americas, and the genocide and ethnocide of the indigenous peoples.
Who Receives TPS?
The Lowdown on Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Part I of a series on TPS
In mid-September President Trump’s Administration announced that they are considering ending TPS, and deporting all individuals living in the United States currently protected by TPS. The purpose of this series is to inform the public on this issue.
What is Temporary Protected Status?
Action and Prayer for a More Inclusive Citizenship
On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution, a document that became the key founding text of the United States of America. The “Blessings of Liberty” described in the preamble, however, were not truly intended for all people in that newborn nation.
Unjust Armour: Restrictions Lifted to Transfer Military Equipment to Local Police
On Monday, Trump issued an executive order undoing restrictions placed on the transfer of surplus military equipment to police departments.
The restrictions had been put in place by President Obama in 2015 following criticism of police tactics in response to protests in Ferguson. Obama said at the time, "We've seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there's an occupying force."
Defend DACA Today!
Join us TODAY (Thursday, Aug 31) for a national call in day to tell our elected leaders to keep the DACA program intact!
New Staff at the Quixote Center
Hello everyone! My name is Jocelyn Trainer and I am excited to serve as the International Program Coordinator at the Quixote Center this year through Loretto Volunteers. As a Loretto Volunteer I will spend my year living in an intentional community, learning about social justice and simple living, as well as exploring spirituality. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue social justice issues targeting inequitable policies and promoting peace through the Quixote Center.
Racism As a Social Sin: Excerpts from "Brothers and Sisters to Us"
“Brothers and Sisters to Us” is a pastoral letter on the topic of racism issued by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops in 1979. Some sections of the document may now feel dated, rooted as they were in the language and the context in which they were prepared. But many passages bear the same prophetic weight today as they did in the year they were composed. Below are a few passages that seem timely, relevant, and continue to challenge the Catholic Church even today. Think of all the work these words suggest and how much of that work remains to be done.
Mending Our Broken Earth: FEDICAMP in Nicaragua
Even as I write this post, we are waiting to see if the White House will reject the findings in a report on climate change prepared by scientists from 13 federal agencies. This news comes on top of the U.S.
Meet Us in Philly
On September 9, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., there will be a Quixote Center Garden Party in Philadelphia. We would love to have you join us!
We will be welcoming the Quixote Center's new executive director, John Marchese, and you can also get to meet the whole board, including board president Nancy Sulfridge, co-founder Dolly Pomerleau, Frank DeBernardo of New Ways Ministry, Brother Frank O'Donnell, SM, and our host Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.