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75th Anniversary Hiroshima/Nagasaki – Film: Original Child bomb

Original Child Bomb is an hour long mixed-media documentary about the human cost of nuclear weapons. The film is built around seldom-seen archival footage of the nuclear devastation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The title refers to a poem by Thomas Merton, the pioneering mystic, monk, activist and author. With music by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mos Def. The…

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Pope’s August Prayer Intention: Seafarers and the Maritime World

“The life of sailors or fishermen and their families is very difficult,” Pope Francis notes in the video message in his native Spanish language.  “Sometimes they are victims of forced labor or are left behind in distant ports.” “The competition of industrial fishing and the problem of pollution make their work even more complicated.”  However,…

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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Real Cost of Nuclear Weapons

Life is a gift. Precious. Sacred. The global pandemic reveals a lot about our values and our priorities. Every minute thousands are spent on nuclear weapons, where it takes just pennies to address humanity’s most basic needs. We know how to save life. And how to take it. A face mask costs 53 cents. A…

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Debt Relief – A Cry from the Heart

DEBT RELIEF – I BEG TO DIFFER! (A critique not dissent or discord).  From Pope Francis to the Ecumenical body in the UK, the G20 is urged to encourage developed and indebted Nations to suspend or cancel their respective Debts with poorer and developing countries, to alleviate the devastating impact of the ongoing pandemic vis-av-is…

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‘For the Life of the World’- A Radical Document from the Orthodox Church

Institutional documents are often designed to offend no one and to discourage an attentive reading by outsiders. For the Life of the World is not one of these. It is written with moral passion and worldly savvy. It is radically Christian in its inspiration and argumentation and socially radical in its claims, at once comfortable in modernity…