Who is responsible for the number of young people who have stayed out of prison, have reduced their levels of traumatic stress disorder, found full- or part-time work and rekindled their ties with families?
In the Sunday, January 26 Rector’s Forum, Charlie Rahilly and Ed Bacon discuss issues of economic injustice raised in Robert Reich’s new book BEYOND OUTRAGE.
Economist and author Robert Reich urges Americans to get beyond our outrage about the growing concentration of wealth and corrupt politics so that we can mobilize and take back our economy and our democracy. Beyond Outrage will educate us about the threats to a just economy and a working democracy. At the same time, our small group work will equip us to find new ways of making a difference towards increasing justice in our own lives, families, communities, and world.
Francisco Garcia on Sunday, Dec. 29:
“Healing and liberation are God’s multi-layered emancipation project for the whole human family.”
“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.”
You can read the full article on Business Insider.
Founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), Marian Wright Edelman has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. The first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, she directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi and moved to Washington DC in l968 as counsel for the Poor People’s Campaign, organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. before his death.
Visiting Los Angeles for the 2013 CDF Conference “Next Steps in Dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline in CA,” Mrs. Edelman will preach from the All Saints pulpit at the 11:15 service, addressing the connections between prison, poverty, children and gun violence.
It’s the final week of our first small groups exercise “Awakening to a New Vision of Economic Justice.” Missed out? Read along with us.
Annie Leonard, How to Be More than a Mindful Consumer
This week, ASC continues its project “Awakening to a New Vision of Economic Justice” with a series of small group meetings. Here are the readings that will be discussed this week. Can’t attend? Read along with us! And check back next week for more articles.
Ed Bacon at All Saints Church on Sunday, October 27.
ASC ongoing project “Awakening to a New Vision of Economic Justice” has created a three-week long series of small group meetings structured around important readings. Sign up to further reflect and prepare for action! Group meetings will take place from Nov. 3–24 from 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM. Select a day of the week that works for you!
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