Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

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Victories for Human Rights

Holy Week and Human Rights

In light of Holy Week , it is a good time to reflect on the meaning of what happened on the cross and the implications for our lives. I believe a strong parallel exists between what Jesus death on the... Continue Reading →

Finding My Voice Delivering Others to [The Capital]

- This article was originally published by Street Roots News: For Those Who Cannot Afford Free Speech a publication of of on 3/13/14. In some circles, lobbyist is a dirty word. We don’t elect lobbyists. We don’t know exactly what they... Continue Reading →

Reflecting and Looking within the self

  As Jesus enters the city of Jerusalem, he is welcomed with crowds celebrating his arrival. I believe we can see that in our everyday lives. Human rights is a wide variety of issues from healthcare issues, to the right... Continue Reading →

Changing the Status Quo: “A Divine Responsibility”

On October 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to enroll in the University of Mississippi. After applying and being denied twice, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed suit in the U.S. District Court, alleging that... Continue Reading →

A Final Alternative Break’s Experience: Immigration and Refugees

This spring break, I participated in my final Alternative Break. The topic: Immigration and Refugees. In early Fall, I spent months student teaching at a school where the majority of my students had migrated here. They were brought to this... Continue Reading →

Go ahead, be Jewish the way you want.

Go ahead, be Jewish the way you want. This was the subtitle of the haggadah that lead us through storytelling, remembering, praying and reflecting Tuesday night.  Of course, I particularly got a kick out of the subtitle because, well, I... Continue Reading →

The Bigger Picture

“The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. While it’s easy to become very discouraged when considering all of the difficult realities in our world, I truly believe that by only... Continue Reading →

An Experience with Homelessness that Changed My Life

Breanna Lynch was the co-site leader for the Alternative Breaks trip to Washington D.C. dealing with the issue of hunger and homelessness. The video below is her reflection on the experience: Through my experience on Alternative Breaks, living homeless is... Continue Reading →

Why Did Jesus Die?

One of the many things that we need to do during Lent – besides growing personally in freedom from our many inordinate attachments – is to deepen our understanding of the death and resurrection of Jesus. In addition to the... Continue Reading →

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