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[23 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Ethical Eating and Lent

I wanted to let everyone know about a great new blog by Rachel Neftzer where she chronicles her efforts to eat ethically during Lent. Inspired by reading Everyday Justice, she decided to figure out what it would take for her to eat consciously this season. She writes -
So following Julie’s example, I’ve decided that this year for Lent I will begin the process of sorting through what it looks like to eat ethically. Part of this commitment is sharing the information that I find in this blog. I’m …

Environment, Featured »

[18 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Eco-penance and Lent

From the Franciscan Action Network –
Every year at the Solemn Vigil of Easter, the Church welcomes new members into the Body of Christ through the Sacrament of Baptism. This Sacrament initiates persons into the community of faith and unites them with Christ’s ministry. Descending into water, which can both destroy and sustain life, catechumens share in Christ’s death; rising from water, they share in His Resurrection to new life. Made new in Christ, baptized persons are called to be Resurrection people, co-creators of life.
Many of our choices bring death …

Featured, human trafficking, slavery »

[17 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sex Slavery and the Olympics

from the Vancouver Observer by Kathie Wallace -
The Salvation Army has launched “The Truth isn’t Sexy” campaign to raise public awareness about human trafficking in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
As Trisha Baptie, a former sex-trade worker said, “It’s human slavery. There are women in brothels in Vancouver right now, and more will come before the Games.”
The Salvation Army defines human trafficking as “…illegal movement of people for the purpose of exploitation in the form of commercial sex, domestic service, manual labour, and sales of organs.” The Salvation Army’s focus …