September 2011 Enewsletter

September 1, 2011

September 2011 | Vol. 4 Issue 10

The Roots of Violence

Violence is the dominant theme of the daily news around the world. In the Philippines a mini civil war is underway, and mass killing is the preferred method of crushing dissent and subduing opposition and the struggle for freedom and equality.

Roots of Violence >>

Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

On August 29, 2011, the CCAO, along with hundreds of people, participated in an action at the White House, drawing attention to the Keystone Pipeline project and the dirty tar sands oil it is slated to carry. Monday’s action was part of a 2-week series of daily events, from August 20 until September 3.

Tar Sands Oil Pipeline >>


Recently I attended a three day residential conference of the Jewish Christian Muslim Association in Australia which explored the theme of hospitality in our three faiths. Each of the faiths in turn took responsibility for developing the theme by leading the contemplation, the study of their texts, the small group discussions and the prayer of their faith which was observed by the others. Sharing on such a personal level helped to create a hospitable environment.


Who Would Be a Priest?

The Irish Times asked, “Who would be a priest?” Well, I am one, of some 50 years standing, so the question is relevant today.
Catholic priesthood does not lift you out of or above human life, human nature, and for this we can thank God.

Who Would Be a Priest >>

E-Journey: Interreligious Dialogue

The Transforming Power of Hospitality:Jews, Christians and Muslims came together for shared reflection and discussion on contemporary issues.

E-journey >> | Sign-up Now >>

Upcoming CCAO Events

September 10: Fall Intern Orientation
September 19: Columban Advocates Call
September 21: American University Internship Fair
September 25: Justice for Immigrants Pray for the DREAM day
September 26: George Washington University Internship Fair
September 29: University of Maryland Internship Fair

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