produced by the Inter-religious Working Group on Extractive Industries for the first Sunday of Lent
The New Year is a time for resolutions - another chance to help bring about a better world. This week, Fr. Pat Cunningham, a Columban missionary serving in Korea, invites us to consider how we can use our time and talents to be peacemakers. Fr. Pat shares his experience on Jeju Island, protesting the construction of a naval base. Then, we suggest four ways you can help bring peace to our world.
This past November, I had the chance to visit the Columbans serving on the US/Mexico border. While I was on this trip, I met a woman who had previously worked in a maquila, a factory in Mexico operated by a foreign corporation. The company paid her less than minimum wage, and required her to work over 40 hours a week. One day at work, she was badly hurt and needed medical attention. Instead of helping, the maquila fired her so they didn't have to pay her medical bills.
The New Year is a time for resolutions - another chance to help bring about a better world.
We begin this 2018 New Year with a word of thank you to each of our supporters! We are inspired by the many ways that you bring justice and compassion, healing and reconciliation, to a broken world.
What we need today is a “Candle Light Revolution for Peace” in every neighborhood, every city square, and every nation in the world. We must magnify the cry for peace, reach across oceans, and hold our leaders accountable, for the sake of the children and their children, for the peace of our world.
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