Category Archives: racism

Beware Resurgence of Deadly Diseases, Part 1

by Kathie MM You have probably read about the resurgence of long-suppressed infectious diseases such as malaria and typhoid fever—with drug-resistant forms of malaria reaching epidemic levels in Asia https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spread-of-drug-resistant-malaria-an-enormous-threat/and drug-resistant forms of typhoid doing the same in Africa https://www.cbsnews.com/news/antibiotic-resistant-typhoid-spreading-to-epidemic-levels/ … Continue reading

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These are our children, Part 2

By Deryal Yuksel In last Wednesday’s post , we introduced you to Hasan, Hatun, Hanna, and Ali, child refugees from Aleppo, Syria, who currently live in Istanbul, Turkey. Their story continues in this photo essay. Unfortunately, most refugees experience indifference and neglect. We … Continue reading

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Lighting Those Candles

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By Kathie MM Yesterday’s post by Lewis Randa, Director of the Peace Abbey, is a model letter for Donald Trump to consider sending to Chairman of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jung-un.  The post is also a beacon to … Continue reading

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Patriotism Embraces Nonviolence in the NFL

It’s time—no, it’s way overdue—to pay tribute to people of color in the United States for their self-restraint  in response to centuries of violent racist resistance to their pursuit of democracy. If we are going to accept the Miriam Webster definition … Continue reading

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