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Women’s Herstory Month

Posted on 08. Mar, 2015 by .

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international-womens-day-001Happy International Women’s Day! Today is a day when we recognize that the struggle for gender equality is a global one. Today we celebrate the achievements of women world-wide and recognize women who have worked for social justice and gender equality around the globe. March 8th is an official holiday in many countries and in the United States, we have Women’s Herstory Month!

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International Women’s Day comes early in March, which is Women’s Herstory Month. Throughout the month, we have the opportunity to learn about women, past and present, who are working for women’s rights. It is a month when we get the chance to learn about herstory, not history. The stories of women are often forgotten or erased and so throughout the month, we have the opportunity to reclaim and retell these stories.

Let’s make sure that future for young women and girls is a bright one, full of opportunity and justice. 

Here are some resources to learn more about International Women’s Day and Women’s Herstory Month:

International Women’s Day website: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/about.asp#.VPyzebPF_3p

United Nations: http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/

Women’s Herstory Month: http://womenshistorymonth.gov/

National Women’s History Project: http://www.nwhp.org/

An article from Time magazinehttp://time.com/3734862/international-womens-day-progress-action/

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Nuclear Weapons & Energy resources

Posted on 06. Mar, 2015 by .

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Here a few of the many great resources out there to learn more about nuclear weapons and their effects:

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Read their article about the current statistics about nuclear arsenals.

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Watch their video they made in collaboration with Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and Public Citizen about clean energy:

http://makenuclearhistory.org/

Pax Christi USA

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Watch their video about the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war:

 

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

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Blessed Junipero Serra

Posted on 06. Mar, 2015 by .

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StJuniperoSerraAs beato Junipero Serra takes the first steps towards sainthood, many people have questions about his life and his legacy, especially his work in California.

To read a letter from the Minister General to the whole order of the Franciscan Friars about Serra, click here.

 

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Lenten Reflections 2015

Posted on 01. Mar, 2015 by .

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lent-crossLent is a time to take a step back and reflect on your faith. In the weeks leading up to Easter, we are invited to look beyond ourselves and to focus on prayer, fasting, and alms giving.

The following Lenten Reflections are from the NETWORK Lobby. For more information or to visit the NETWORK website, click here!

To view reflections from the past weeks, click the links below:

Week 1 

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

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Campaign Nonviolence

Posted on 28. Feb, 2015 by .

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Building a Culture of Peace

National Conference of Aug. 6-9th, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Defending the movement for a culture of peace free from war, poverty, the climate crisis and the epidemic of violence.”

For more information and to register for the conference, click here!

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