Ron Faust, a retired Disciples of Christ minister, holds out the promise of the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons--that it comes just in time to "create life and forestall death / To breathe in hope and breathe out a future / For our grandchildren and for all human races."

A Call to Live Nuclear Free

Ron Faust sees the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as coming just in time "to create life and forestall death / To breathe in hope and breathe out a future / For our grandchildren and for all human races."

Fran Marion at the podium, with Mayor Quinton Lucas behind her on the right and Terrance Wise behind her on the right. -Photo curtesy of Stand Up KC.

Stand Up KC caravan corrals McDonald’s

“What do we want? 15 and a union! When do we want it? Now!” This call echoed across the country, including in Kansas City, Mo. The local group Stand Up KC organized a caravan that corralled a McDonalds where their demands for $15 an hour and a union were presented.

PeaceWorks and Poor People’s Campaign join in KKFI show

A Dec. 31 program on KKFI, 90.1 FM, celebrated the political activism of PeaceWorks-KC and the Poor People's Campaign (PPC), giving reasons for hope. Among the six persons interviewed, Tammy Brown, of the Missouri PPC, says in the podcast, "I was hungry. I was homeless. Somebody told me, 'Cherith Brook feeds.'" She went there for help, began volunteering, and now belongs to the PPC.

KC KS activists form Mennonite Catholic Worker House of Resilience

The house’s mission: We grow a healthy home by sharing labor and power, knowing our histories, partnering with Creation, and practicing hospitality, response-ability, and place-based peacemaking. Priority will go to local women activists working for systemic social justice in Wyandotte County and providing reparations to women of color in the form of rest and rent relief.

Coffee Reflection

Ron Faust asks: what do you do about those    Who differ in values    Who defend the second amendment    Who disparage the immigrants    Who look down on the poor    Who deny systemic racism What do you say?    Can we compromise? Can we get along? Do we just remain silent?