So, it’s been awhile, but I would like to invite you to join the members of JUSTICE and the participants of the trip to the Ignatian Family Teach-In in a month in attending a screening of the award-winning film Dead Man Walking, featuring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon.  Dead Man Walking features a portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean, the keynote speaker at the Teach-In this year, whose life and work we will be discussing before the film.There will be snacks! Grab some friends and head to the Campus Ministry Conference Room (in the student center, up the ramp next to the bookstore, on your right, directly across from the Campus Ministry main office) this Tuesday (10/19) at 9:30pm!!!

So, it’s been awhile, but I would like to invite you to join the members of JUSTICE and the participants of the trip to the Ignatian Family Teach-In in a month in attending a screening of the award-winning film Dead Man Walking, featuring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon.  Dead Man Walking features a portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean, the keynote speaker at the Teach-In this year, whose life and work we will be discussing before the film.
There will be snacks! Grab some friends and head to the Campus Ministry Conference Room (in the student center, up the ramp next to the bookstore, on your right, directly across from the Campus Ministry main office) this Tuesday (10/19) at 9:30pm!!!

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caraobrien:

UN International Day of Peace
Peace One Day

 HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE!  Celebrating is easy!
"It isn’t enough to talk about peace, one must believe it.  And it isn’t enough to believe in it, one must work for it." —Eleanor Roosevelt
See you at the meeting tonight!! 9:30pm. CMCR. Be there!

caraobrien:

UN International Day of Peace

Peace One Day

 HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE!  Celebrating is easy!

"It isn’t enough to talk about peace, one must believe it.  And it isn’t enough to believe in it, one must work for it." —Eleanor Roosevelt

See you at the meeting tonight!! 9:30pm. CMCR. Be there!

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backtothewild:

“Against sexism and sexual violence”

backtothewild:

“Against sexism and sexual violence”

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newsweek:

Really amazing audio slideshow from our photo department, and photographer Seamus Murphy.

newsweek:

Really amazing audio slideshow from our photo department, and photographer Seamus Murphy.

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wearetheearth:

There’s more energy in wasted food than there is in the Gulf of Mexico 
 
Recently, while doing some research on the carbon footprint of food, I ran across some studies that reported Americans ate, on average, 3774 calories of food each day.
Something about that smelled funny to me.
Sure, Americans eat a lot. But 3774 calories a day? I have family members who subsist almost solely off fried meat and various sorts of potatoes and I’m not convinced that even they hit that number on a regular basis. When I took my questions to the researchers, I found out that my hunch was correct. Americans aren’t, technically, eating an average of 3774 calories per day. This figure is calculated by looking at food produced, divided by the number of Americans. It assumes we’re eating all that, but, in reality, according to environmental scientist Gidon Eshel we really only eat about 2800 calories per day. That whopping 3774 includes both what we eat—and what we waste.
And what we waste—not just at home, but from the farm field, to the grocery store, to our Tupperware containers full of moldy leftovers—is a big deal.
We use a lot of energy producing, transporting, processing, storing and cooking food we don’t eat. About 2150 trillion kilojoules worth a year, according to a recent study. That’s more kilojoules than the United States could produce in biofuels. And it’s more than we already produce in all the oil and gas extracted annually from the Gulf of Mexico.
Reducing that waste requires both changes in the way we eat at home, and systematic changes that address waste at every part of the food cycle. Right now, I’ve talked to a lot of researchers who can identify the problem, but don’t have a lot of suggestions for concrete solutions. I’m sure they’re out there, though, and I’ll report back as I track them down.

Image: Some rights reserved by Flickr user Nutloaf

Boing Boing

wearetheearth:

There’s more energy in wasted food than there is in the Gulf of Mexico

Recently, while doing some research on the carbon footprint of food, I ran across some studies that reported Americans ate, on average, 3774 calories of food each day.

Something about that smelled funny to me.

Sure, Americans eat a lot. But 3774 calories a day? I have family members who subsist almost solely off fried meat and various sorts of potatoes and I’m not convinced that even they hit that number on a regular basis. When I took my questions to the researchers, I found out that my hunch was correct. Americans aren’t, technically, eating an average of 3774 calories per day. This figure is calculated by looking at food produced, divided by the number of Americans. It assumes we’re eating all that, but, in reality, according to environmental scientist Gidon Eshel we really only eat about 2800 calories per day. That whopping 3774 includes both what we eat—and what we waste.

And what we waste—not just at home, but from the farm field, to the grocery store, to our Tupperware containers full of moldy leftovers—is a big deal.

We use a lot of energy producing, transporting, processing, storing and cooking food we don’t eat. About 2150 trillion kilojoules worth a year, according to a recent study. That’s more kilojoules than the United States could produce in biofuels. And it’s more than we already produce in all the oil and gas extracted annually from the Gulf of Mexico.

Reducing that waste requires both changes in the way we eat at home, and systematic changes that address waste at every part of the food cycle. Right now, I’ve talked to a lot of researchers who can identify the problem, but don’t have a lot of suggestions for concrete solutions. I’m sure they’re out there, though, and I’ll report back as I track them down.

Image: Some rights reserved by Flickr user Nutloaf

Boing Boing

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Human Rights Watch catalogs the mass violence towards religious minorities in Pakistan.  This sort of religious violence should not be tolerated, let alone apparently encouraged by the government itself.

Human Rights Watch catalogs the mass violence towards religious minorities in Pakistan.  This sort of religious violence should not be tolerated, let alone apparently encouraged by the government itself.

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For more posters, information, and advocacy tools surrounding Arizona SB1070, check out Alto Arizona!!
Also, stay tuned for JUSTICE’s involvement over the summer and during the next semester (although I sincerely hope this bill does not last that long).

For more posters, information, and advocacy tools surrounding Arizona SB1070, check out Alto Arizona!!

Also, stay tuned for JUSTICE’s involvement over the summer and during the next semester (although I sincerely hope this bill does not last that long).

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