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Friday, December 15, 2017

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Too many shootings have taken place throughout our country over the past several years. Escalating violence --whether it is a terrorist attack, a mental health issue, a grudge or revenge attack, or a tragic mistake-- costs us dearly.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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 For many, coming to America is a dream. People who flee their home countries to escape persecution, violence, and poverty hope to be greeted with the American Dream of citizenship and new beginnings. Many, however, are detained for either unlawful presence or unlawful entry. For long stretches of time, they are held in...

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

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 We all know that more than a million people escaped war and torture this year; they are refugees. (Please don’t tune me out just yet! Stay with me…) We are all also aware of some folks espousing the shutting down of our borders because people are fleeing war and violence. We witness attacks of varying degrees of violence,...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Sisters Sharon and Donna Brunell build in New Orleans

 

When Dominican Sister of Hope Sharon Yount, OP goes home, she visits her family in southern New Jersey. Her siblings, nieces, and nephews live a mere eight miles from the Salem home in which she and her siblings were raised; the town was surrounded by small farms and,...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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 For many, coming to America is a dream. People who flee their home countries to escape persecution, violence, and poverty hope to be greeted with the American Dream of citizenship and new beginnings. Many, however, are detained for entering the...

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Monday, August 15, 2016

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Flickr: Steven Depolo

Dominican Sister of Hope Bette Ann Jaster, OP is an environmentalist. After co-founding Earthlinks twenty years ago, she has worked to legalize beekeeping in the Village of Ossining, advocated against fracking in Westchester County, and even created space at Mariandale for neighbors to come and garden.

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