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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. To continue on to the main part of this site, and its 1500+ links, click on home index above.

Jesuit.Org is a tremendous gift from the Oregon Jesuits. Offers access to Jesuit resources, Jesuit Advocacy Network, Jesuit Refugee Service, and a tremendous section on Ignatian Spirituality, including meditation and contemplation, and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. A particularly important link at the site is to the 1996 letter from the Jesuit superiors of Latin America regarding Neo-liberalism.

Letter to our Readers at the Beginning of our Fifteenth Year, by Dorothy Day, published in the Catholic Worker of May 1947. From the Dorothy Day Library on the Web, an interesting account of the origins, aims, and spirituality of the Catholic Worker movement.

Living on the Earth as if People and Other Living Things Mattered Department. Five great finds for this week: Sustainable Living link directory, access to food, shelter, community. Eco-Village Information Service links to people and places of sustainable living. The Knapps Favorite Links page, not sure who the Knapps are, but their links are great if you want to learn more about living lightly on the Earth. Earthships are a low-tech, cost-effective, Earth-friendly, affordable housing option (at least, if you can get past the local building code comissars). Sources of Sustainability, access to permaculture, cooperative business, gardening and agriculture, community and architecture, discussion groups, projects, and some other minor themes including unusual vegetables, potluck, silviculture, and energy.

President Clinton Should Resign, a Justpeace editorial.

Read and weep, a sad story found in mailbox of tyranny, racism, and the War on Drugs.

Zenit Weekly Report of September 13, 1998. Mother Theresa, peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Illiteracy and marginalization, beatification of Paul VI and John XXIII, among other good stories.

Sudan September Report from the Sudanese Catholic bishops; discusses the aftermath of the US attack on the country.

Don't forget to watch Everyday Peacemakers ABC-TV will distribute this Catholic Communication Campaign documentary to ABC-TV affiliates on Sunday, September 27, at 12:30 pm, ET.

On-going. . .

+ CINJUST is a cyberspace discussion group devoted to Catholic justice and peace issues, moderated by Robert Waldrop, Justpeace web servant. To subscribe, click on the link and follow the instructions. Offered through the facilities of the Catholic Information Network. A message archive is available at the CIN site. Catholic Information Network

+ Send email to James Wolfensohn, chairman of the World Bank. Share your concern for his immortal soul due to his bank's cruel and wicked persecution of the poor. Read Robert Waldrop's Letter. . . Pray for the conversion of James D. Wolfensohn

+ Send Email to the Editor. I would enjoy publishing your "Letter to the Editor" with future Justpeace Front Page issues.

A LAMENT Concerning the Foreign Policy of the United States of America, August 20, 1998

A LAMENT for the SUMMER of 1998, a view from Oakley Street by Robert Waldrop.

Roots of the Catholic Worker Movement saints and philosophers who influenced Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin page at the site of Casa Juan Diego Catholic Worker House in Houston, Texas.

Sharing Catholic Social Teaching, Challenges and Reflections from the US Catholic Bishops.

Contact information for Justpeace

Previous Justpeace Front Pages

Labor Day, Nine Days for Life, Africa News, Multinational Monitor Vol. 1, No. 23, September 2-14, 1998.

More response to US military misadventures, Global Policy site, Industrial Areas Foundation, Vol. 1, No. 22, August 26 - September 1, 1998.

UN Third World Youth Forum, a Lament about the foreign policy of the US, Vol. 1, No. 21

Edition of August 5 - 18, Vol. 1, No. 20, Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, Kansas City Catholic Worker Fast, Friday Fax from CAFRI.

Injustice great new links about an important subject in Catholic social justice, Vol. 1, No. 19, July 29 - August 4, 1998

Solidarity publication in Britain, Archbishop Chaput's new letter, international court news Vol. 1, No. 18, July 22 - 28, 1998.

Congress, Palestine, and Solidarity Vol. 1, No. 17, July 15-21, 1998

Papal statement on human rights, politics & poverty in Latin America, Y2k & Civil Society Volume 1, No. 16, July 8-14, 1998.

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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