The thrones of the arrogant God overturns and establishes the lowly in their place; the roots of the proud God plucks up, to plant the humble in their place. Sirach 10:14
Continue to Home Index
Welcome to the Justpeace Front Page.
+ Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor,
radiant in the brightness of your King +
Christ has conquered + Glory fills you
PRAY FOR PEACE WITH JUSTICE IN KOSOVO AND SERBIA +
This week along the way. This will be the last edition of the Justpeace Front Page published from Oakley Street in Kansas City, as I am moving about 1400 miles west (this is talked about more in the Easter letter linked below). This edition is not as busy as recent issues, but one thing this move will bring is more time to devote to projects such as Justpeace. Look for the next issue in two weeks or so. These links primarily relate to the on-going increase of violence in Kosovo and the expanding humanitarian crisis ordered by our political leaders and bought with our tax money.
"In the face of persisting evidence of war, and the countless grievous defeats of life, Christ, the conqueror of sin and death, urges us not to surrender. Peace is possible, peace is a duty, peace is a prime responsibility of everyone! May the dawn of the third millennium see the coming of a new era in which respect for every man and woman and fraternal solidarity among peoples will, with God's help, overcome the culture of hatred, of violence, of death. " John Paul II, Urbi et Orbi message, Easter 1999
Here's what God says about the poor and justice.
1999 Urbi et Orbi message, Pope John Paul II
1999 Justpeace Easter Letter
A Good Friday Appeal to End the Death Penalty, statement of the Administrative Board of the US Catholic Conference
Easter Message from Michael Sabbah, Patriarch of Jerusalem
View an icon of Dorothy Day
Kosovo Regional Emergency, from Catholic Relief Services; the organization is currently assisting 200,000 refugees in the Balkans, their April 2nd estimate is that 1 million people are now displaced in and around Yugoslavia.
Letter from the United States cardinal archbishops to Presidents Milosevec and Clinton.
Links to the writings of Dorothy Day on war and pacifism, collected by Jim Allaire.
Holy Week Justpeace editorials about the breaking crisis in Yugoslavia
WAR IS THE HEALTH OF THE STATE, a Justpeace editorial on the occasion of the commencement of the United States war against Serbia.
WITH BURNING SORROW, a response to the statement of March 24th of the Most Reverend Joseph Fiorenza, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, on the crisis in Kosovo.
Holy Week Home Page . . . . . Justpeace Lenten Pages
View an icon of Archbishop Oscar Romero
Disasters and Emergency Relief. The primary sites are updated daily.
Pope John Paul II prayer intentions for April: General Intention:
That Christians proclaim
fearlessly their faith in the Risen Lord in their words and lives and thus make their contribution
to the construction of the civilization of love. Missionary Intention: That in Africa, so tried by
tensions and violence, the Church accomplish its mission of reconciliation, brotherhood and
Virtual Rosary Online!
He who oppresses the poor blasphemes his Maker. Proverbs 14:31a
Disasters and Emergency Relief
Disasters and Emergency ReliefTOP
They ask their mothers, "Where is the cereal?" -- in vain, as they faint away like the wounded in the streets of the city, and breathe their last in their mothers' arms. Lamentations 2:12
ReliefWeb from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Complex
Emergencies, information about on-going emergencies and various countries of concern to the
humanitarian community. There isn't very much good news here. ReliefNet Home Page non-profit helping humanitarian organizations raise global awareness and encourage support for relief
efforts via the Internet. AlertNet, a news and communications service from the Reuter
Foundation for the emergency relief community, has press releases from leading relief agencies,
expert analyses, reviews of key issues and events, jobs noticeboard. Has a focus page on
Kosovo. Direct from the Field, reports from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies, the world's largest humanitarian network. DisasterRelief.Org, worldwide
disaster aid and information via the internet. Some very sad and tragic stories here.
+++ NOW OPEN! In association with Amazon.com +++
the Justpeace Bookstore
Subjects include justice and peace, simple and frugal and prudent living, community, and spirituality. Proceeds from commissions help keep this ministry on the web +++
Happy are those who do not follow the counsel of the wicked. Psalm 1:1a
Remember the time of hunger in the time of plenty; poverty and want in the day of wealth. Sirach 18:25
On-going. . . Subscribe to Catholic Information Network Mailing lists: CINJUSTANN, Catholic Justice and Peace Announcements, and CINJUST, Catholic Justice and Peace Discussion, both moderated by Robert Waldrop, Justpeace web servant. Click on the link and follow the instructions to subscribe. Offered through the facilities of the Catholic Information Network. A message archive is available at the CIN site: Catholic Information Network
Iraq Crisis Justpeace Index Page. Send Email to President Clinton
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.
Everyday Christianity: To Hunger and Thirst for Justice, a Pastoral Reflection on Lay Discipleship for Justice in a New Millennium, from the United States Catholic Bishops. Invites all Catholics to make a justice commitment for the new millennium.
Even to the death fight for truth, and the Lord your God will battle for you. Sirach 4:28
The VIEW from OAKLEY STREET:
Previous Editorial commentaries by Robert Waldrop
The Epiphany View from Oakley Street
Election Day 1998 Special Edition
ALL SAINTS DAY Special Edition
+ A LAMENT Concerning the Foreign Policy of the U.S.A.
+ A LAMENT for the SUMMER of 1998
+ Congress, the Presidency, and the Culture of Death
+ President Clinton Should Resign,
+ Works of Justice and Peace
My son, rob not the poor man of his livelihood, force not the eyes of the needy to turn away.
A hungry man grieve not, a needy man anger not; do not exasperate the downtrodden;
delay not to give to the needy. A beggar in distress do not reject;
avert not your face from the poor. From the needy turn
not your eyes, give no one reason to curse you.
Access to the 250+ pages & the 1700+ links of this site.
Justpeace Front Page Archive
Access to back issues of this web publication.
Contact information for Justpeace
Thanks to all who sent information for
the Justpeace Front Page this week!
The just have a care for the rights of the poor;
the wicked have no such concern.
This cyber-publication is dedicated to the study, practice,
and spirituality of the justice and peace teachings of the Roman
Catholic Church. We search the internet for news, views,
resources, access, and information that will assist all
people of good will in discerning the signs of these
times. I am currently publishing irregularly, but
you can look for the next edition in about two weeks,
although if there are grave developments overseas
this will be advanced.
Copyright (c) 1998, 1999 by Robert Waldrop
The mystery of the poor is this: that they are Jesus, and what you do for
them you do for Him. It is the only way we have of knowing
and believing in our love. The mystery of poverty
is that by sharing in it, making ourselves poor
in giving to others, we increase our
knowledge of and belief in love.
Dorothy Day of New York,
Confessor and Catholic Worker
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you.
Avoid profane babbling and the absurdities of so-called knowledge.
By professing it, some people have deviated from the faith.
Grace be with all of you. 1 Timothy 6:20-21
What we do here is very little,
but it is like the little boy with a few loaves and fishes. . .
Christ took that little and increased it; He will do the rest.
What we do is so little that we may seem to be constantly failing --
but, then so did He; He met with apparent failure on the Cross. . .
unless the seed fall into the earth and die, there is not a harvest.
And why must we see the results of our giving?
Our work is to sow -- another generation will be reaping the harvest.