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Each week this page highlights aspects of the study, spirituality, and practice of the justice and peace teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The previous Front Pages may be accessed at the bottom of this page. On June 11, 200 new links were added to just about every page accessed from the Home Index. To continue on to the main part of this site, and its 1500+ links, click on home index above.

Pope John Paul II makes a major statement on human rights and pastoral ministry. Papal Statement

Fellow travelers along the road of justice and peace offer inspiration, ideas for action and praxis, and even a few "warm fuzzies" to help us keep on keeping on. Internet Express

The Latin American bishops issue a scathing indictment, drawing a direct connection between poverty, corruption, and politics. Celam Meeting

Is there a justice and peace aspect to the current public worries? When responsible "watchdog agencies" of the US government say that the public should be prepared for "major disruptions of essential services in January 2000" should we be worried? What happens to the poor during disasters? Globally, will the developed and wealthy "North" throw the less developed and poor "South" to the wolves? This links to a new site I have just created that considers the impact of the Y2k challenge on civil society organizations in service to justice and peace. http://www.y2k-civil-society.org

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The Week in Review extracts from the weekly report electronically published by the Zenit News Agency in Rome. From Rome to Ho Chi Min City, a grab bag of what's happening and them that's doin'.

A Week of Novenas for Justice and Peace

June 20 - August 21, 1998

Previous Justpeace Front Pages

Grameen Bank, East Timor, Iraq Update Volume 1 No. 15, July 1-7, 1998.

AIDS in Africa, Palestine, a Week of Novenas for Justice and Peace, Volume I No. 14, June 24-30, 1998

Just Cinema, New International Court, and China Abortion Policy, Volume I. No. XIII, June 17-23, 1998.

116 Just Actions and the effect of the New Jersey Welfare Cap, Volume I, No. XII, June 10-16, 1998.

Land Reform, African Trade, Welfare Watch Volume I, No. XI, June 3-9, 1998. Vatican documents, congressional acts, and a broad look at some aspects of what's happening with welfare.

Works of Justice and Peace, Vol. 1, No. X, May 27-June 2, 1998. A presentation by Justpeace webservant Robert Waldrop.

Distributism an economic philosophy of the early 20th century that was heavily influenced by Catholic social doctrine, links to G.K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc sources, a strong influence on the cooperative movement. Vol. 1, No. IX, May 19 - 26, 1998.

International Debt Crisis, the Pope has called for consideration of forgiveness of the debts of very poor countries in observance of the Christian Jubilee in the year 2000. Vol. 1, No. VIII, May 12-18, 1998)

Co-operative Enterprise free market alternatives to hard-core corporate capitalism. (Vol. 1. No. VII, May 4-11)

Microenterprise, "entry-level" free enterprise, discusses how poor people can help themselves by starting their own very small businesses. (VI)

Memorial to the victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing commemorates the third anniversary of the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995. (V)

Holy Week Home Page access to meditations and scripture for Holy Week (IV)

Lenten Meditations Page daily justice and peace meditations for Lent, based on the lectionary readings. Lent Entrance Page (III)

Just War and the Iraqi Escalation page of information and prayers relating to the on-going escalation of the situation in Iraq. Includes novena to Our Lady of Sorrows and Angelus in Time of War. (II)

Roe v. Wade Anniversary with a prayer to Mary for Life by Pope John Paul II. (I)

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