Re: School Administrator Fired for Views on Gay Marriage Case facts: A man in Ohio taught at a Catholic school. He wrote internet posts on his own time discussing marriage equality with friends and describing it as “NOT something of which to be afraid.” The school’s principal and diocese learned about his posts; he was […]
The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action (1977) In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for my life, however short it might be, priorities and omissions became strongly etched in a merciless light, and what I regretted most were my silences. Of what had I […]
Janet Mock on the Power of Words “Words are things,” Dr. Maya Angelou said during her 2011 Master’s Class on the Oprah Winfrey Network. “You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don’t do that. Some day we’ll be able to measure […]
UN Review: Gender Equality, 2012 Note the August 2012 decision at the International Criminal Court to issue reparations to children, women and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence at the hands of Congolese rebel commander Thomas Lubanga Dyilo (Slide 12).
The Aceh Story: The Hope of Love and Forgiveness The Fetzer Institute posted this on the 8th anniversary of the Christmas 2005 tsunami in Indonesia. Rebels and government ended 30 years of violence and collaborated instead on putting the country back together.
Every so often, MLK’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” makes the social media rounds again. This weekend on Twitter and FB a few folks have shared the quote, “In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.” That letter is one of my favorites. When I […]