Sunday, June 2, 2013

Peace and War, Love and Hate, Justice and Oppression

Two events: The New Pope Francis calling for a unified hour of prayer

and the people of Turkey rise up: stunning Pictures Click here

The pope says if we will not speak up now for love, who then, and when?
For such intentions as
“For those around the world who still suffer slavery and who are victims of war, human trafficking, drug running, and slave labour. For the children and women who are suffering from every type of violence. May their silent scream for help be heard by a vigilant Church so that, gazing upon the crucified Christ, she may not forget the many brothers and sisters who are left at the mercy of violence. Also, for all those who find themselves in economically precarious situations, above all for the unemployed, the elderly, migrants, the homeless, prisoners, and those who experience marginalization. That the Church’s prayer and its active nearness give them comfort and assistance in hope and strength and courage in defending human dignity.” Video HERE

The Reflections on a Revolution
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Police forced to retreat from Istanbul’s Taksim square as protests against the authoritarian neoliberalism of Erdogan’s proto-Islamist government grow.
For more background, read a solidarity statement here. For an update on the situation on the ground in Istanbul, check our latest article here.


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