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#594 - Peace & Life: Midwest / Bishops on Nukes / Sense on Euthanasia - January 14, 2022

Successful Midwest March for Life


We had a table at the associated conference in Chicago, as did our member groups Rehumanize International and Secular Pro-life. Welcome to all the new people signed up to receive this newsletter!


We acquainted people with several of our projects, and we’ll remind the rest of readers:


Peace & Life Referendums

voting against violence


The Price of Roe

for people who are pro-Roe not because they’ve thought about it much, but because that’s their political camp; it documents how Roe has hurt other causes they (and we) care about


Day of Horror and Hope: January 22

Horror that Roe came down; Hope that the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons went into effect, and this year is the first anniversary; horror that countries that actually have nuclear weapons are ignoring the treaty; hope that Roe will be overturned or severely curtailed this year


Grassroots Defunding

a website matching Community Health Centers to individual Planned Parenthood locations so we can encourage non-pregnant people to go elsewhere for such things as STD testing and well-women exams, etc.

 

Yet more Opposition to Nuclear Weapons from U.S. Bishops

Image of American southwest with mesa; Text is title for document: Living in the Light of Christ's peace: A conversation toward nuclear disarmament

In Albuquerque, Los Alamos and Sandia are nuclear weapons labs and the Kirtland Air Force Base has the U.S.’s largest set of nuclear weapons. Our member group Pax Christi USA announces that Archbishop Wester of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe recently published a pastoral letter, “Living in the Light of Christ' s Peace: A Conversation Toward Nuclear Disarmament.” He says,

"we need to figure out concrete steps toward abolishing nuclear weapons and permanently ending the nuclear threat. If we care about humanity, if we care about our planet, if we care about the God of peace and human conscience, then we must start a public conversation on these urgent questions and find a new path toward nuclear disarmament.”
 

Pointing Out the Obvious on Euthanasia


A New York Times opinion piece goes into detail: When Faced With Death, People Often Change Their Minds. This helps infuse some on-the-ground reality in a major media source into the debate on “hastening” death, which is often far too abstract.

 

National March for Life in Washington DC

January 21st


Our member group Rehumanize International has set up a rally and meeting spot for a consistent-life contingent: 11 AM at the corner of Constitution and 12th (exact location: 38°53'31.3"N 77°01'41.9"W). Look for the large “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance” banner. There will be a slate of powerful pro-life speakers and a musical performance.

 

Our Latest Blog Post

Childrens picture of a flower with text reading "war is not healthy for children and other living things"t


John Whitehead explains Seeing War’s Victims: The New York Times Investigation of Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria.




 

Quotation of the Week

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Speech delivered at the SCLC Convention, August 16, 1967


I'm concerned about a better world. I'm concerned about justice; I'm concerned about brotherhood; I'm concerned about truth. And when one is concerned about that, he can never advocate violence. For through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can't murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can't establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can't murder hate through violence. Darkness cannot put out darkness; only light can do that.
Image of three men at college graduation
Martin Luther King meets CLN Vice President Rachel MacNair’s grandfather, Everett MacNair on the left, at the 1958 graduation ceremony at Talladega College in Alabama.
 

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