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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.
Community Development Links Bookmark this one for sure! Great collection of links relating to community development.
Virtual Library on Micro-credit. Find out the latest news on micro-enterprise and micro-credit activities that enable people to help themselves.
Promote Real Economic Democracy, Pope John Paul II to the Central Institute of Co-operative Banks, June 1998
Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center faith-based clearinghouse and action/communications/education center. Is sponsoring a study tour of the Mondragon Cooperatives of Spain, November 6-17, 1998. Looks like a great experience. Mondragon Study Tour
Florilegia Institute, presenting the works of philosopher Rene Girard and Gill Bailie. Some of this is kind of deep, but it seems important. There are Catholic roots here, although his conclusions about the anthropological uniqueness of Christianity are controversial in some modernist and post-modernist circles.
Public Information Research has quite a collection of information. Specializes in researching publicly available information and then compiling it into a searchable database that provides descriptions of the various links among the people indexed (generally interested in all "ruling class"-types). Offers diagrams describing those networks, left, right, and center. Some good stuff about Iraq and US foreign policy, the World Bank and etc. And humor, too: A note of thanks from the rich.
Africa 2000 in the New Global Context, interesting and challenging essay on the re-colonization of Africa. Lots of access to the consequences and content of World Bank demands on poor countries, including the 50% cuts for university education and other cruelties of "structural adjustment".
School of the America's Watch latest updates on this important action-item, including some letters from those imprisoned for past actions at Ft. Benning. Announces a large demonstration and civil disobedience November 20-22, 1998 at te School of the Americas, the goal is a thousand people to cross the line and if necessary be arrested.
Congress, the Presidency, and the Culture of Death a Justpeace editorial by Robert Waldrop
Zenit Weekly Report of September 20, 1998. Paul VI, Chiapas, handicapped
children, Islamization in Pakistan, Rwanda.
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Preserve your harvest (and get ready to grow a harvest starting next Spring, or if you are in the
Southern Hemisphere, now, if I am correct in my season-ology). Home Canning Magazine is a
great resource, good information, links, and an extensive discussion forum. USDA Complete
Guide to Home Canning, on the web, in English and Spanish. Cooperatives and Cooperation
from the University of Colorado, an excellent selection of links to clearinghouses, essays, and
food, community, housing, consumer, workers', agricultural and rural, health care, energy,
internet cooperatives. Earthfriendly and Self-Sufficient Architectures also from the U of
Colorado. How to start a food buying club, from Natural Life magazine. Square Foot
Gardening, less work, more harvest.
+ 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.
+ Send email to James Wolfensohn, chairman of the World Bank. Share your concern for his soul due to his bank's cruel 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.
+ President Clinton Should Resign, a Justpeace editorial.
+ 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.
+ Works of Justice and Peace, 150 words.
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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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