Several members of PeaceWorks-KC joined an ad hoc coalition to stop the abrupt closure of a cold-weather shelter for unhoused persons in the Kansas City, KS, area recently.
There is no defense involved in the National Defense Authorization Act. It is a siphon for taxpayer money into the hands of corporations like Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin.
KC Tenants (KCT) leaders living with rent debt and evictions are meeting with City Manager Brian David Platt to negotiate KCT’s eight demands toward addressing the rental assistance program, evictions, and truly affordable housing.
The National Immigrant Integration Conference explored ways the US could be more welcoming and supportive of immigrants. Among the voices heard at the meeting were those of LGBTQIA+ persons, featuring people of color, particularly Black transgender women.
“A Revolution of the Heart: The Story of Dorothy Day,” a documentary, will be shown free at Rockhurst University’s Arrupe Hall at 7pm on Tues., Oct. 19 (directions are below). “She annoyed people," says Sister Simone Campbell about Dorothy, "because she challenged them.”
Hank Williams Jr.’s signature country classic, “A Country Boy (sic) Can Survive,” extols rural independence. While I certainly revere pastoral ingenuity, it is a fact that a greater percentage of rural people suffer poverty, and for longer periods.
Long on talking, long on walking. A band of Charles Carney’s friends gathered Sept. 5 for the Admire-to-Miller part of his Peace Walk from Wichita, KS, to Kansas City, MO.
Neighborhoods in Wichita have long suffered from poverty and neglect in stark contrast to the wealth generated by nearby Spirit (formerly Boeing) Aerosystems. The US could end homelessness for $20 billion, 1/37th of the U.S. military budget.
On a warm evening, 15 of us gathered to share ideas about the Peace Walk being planned for spring 2022 from Wichita to the National Security Campus in south Kansas City, Mo. Note: The next Peace Walk planning will be Friday, Aug. 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
City of Fountains,
Are you weeping,
This day of remembrance?
What seeds have grown to harvest
From the “blighted” soybean field