Entries of interest tagged with: social justice

FYI: Weekend reading from AFSC

Just came across this interesting newsletter from the American Friends Service Committee [AFSC]. Thank you to everyone who signed our petition to stop Congress from expanding deadly immigrant detention (if you haven’t signed, you can still add your name here). … more

Social Research Social Justice: The Wide Variety of Presentations in 2016

By Molly Majewicz The Social Research Social Justice Annual Conference, held this year on April 8th, began in 2003 at Muhlenberg College in a collaborative effort between the faculty and students. The goal, as Muhlenberg’s website states, is to “create … more

Peter’s blog: ‘Facts & Fiction’

I saw my copy of A People’s History of the United States the other day, and it reminded me that many of the ‘facts’ we learn in school or read in the media turn out to be false—news & ‘history’ … more

Problem-Solving Courts

Since the 1990s, a new type of court has been developed — ‘problem-solving courts’, where the focus is on solving the problems, not just punishment. Drug courts, community courts, domestic violence courts, mental health courts, wellness courts,… the list is … more

Peace and Justice

Sustainability in Wartime?, an article by Joe DeRaymond. Prevent harassment by military recruiters — opt out of having your name given to military recruiters New nuclear dangers threaten our existence Counter-Recruitment – countering the deceptive practices of military recruiters Towards … more

What Is Fair Trade?

In today’s world economy, where profits rule and small-scale producers are left out of the bargaining process, farmers, craft producers, and other workers are often left without resources or hope for their future. Fair Trade helps exploited producers escape from … more

Migration

This section deals with immigration and the Lehigh Valley, national immigration policies, and people displaced by war and disasters. In 2010, the Collective Memory Project of the Lehigh Valley prepared an exhibition of including photographs and oral history of recent immigrants and descendants of … more

Social Entrepreneurs

It’s vitally important to realize that while some social ventures can be looked at as a business that happens to have a special type of mission and product or service, others are not market-driven, market-based, or market-financed. In these ventures, traditional business & … more

Needed: An end to half-truths and falsehoods!

This page contains an opinion piece by Mark L. Goldstein and a response by Peter Crownfield. Both call for an end to half-truths and falsehoods, but they have different ideas about the full truth….. Morning Call June 15, 2010 Israeli action … more

Evolve Towards Involvement

by Alexandra Edelstein How can a disconnected, unresponsive population be empowered to take responsibility for their community? This questions is not easy to answer, but is at the heart of any discussion on community governance and justice. In Fall 2009, … more