May 25, 2015

In the Missouri/Southern Illinois region, the movement known as BDS, for boycott, divestment and sanctions, has for the most part sustained itself by creating noise — angry, divisive noise.  For all the swagger, the movement has accomplished nothing save increased anxiety within the Jewish community and outside the community, bewilderment. Recent noise about a program…
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October 2, 2014

STRUCTURAL RACISM Getting rid of structural racism August 19, 2014 12:00 am  •  Karen J. Aroesty   For decades, structures have existed that created and sustained Ferguson’s damaged relationship with its police. They have quietly worked their magic, and brought about the shooting of Michael Brown. They are the structures that create unequal and overwhelmingly…
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August 15, 2014

A REFLECTION ON BEARING WITNESS 2014 Kathleen Stinehart, Ursuline Academy, Theology Department Before I had kids, I was not aware of the brain’s amazing ability to remember every lyric to every Disney song ever written. Because  my girls loved Pocahontas, one of those songs is Colors of the Wind. As is so often the case,…
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