by David Sepulveda | Apr 2, 2018 12:23 pm
From groundbreaking to the laying of its foundation, to seeing cinderblock walls rise to support a pitched frame and the steel roof that would cover it, Westville and some New Haven supporters have cheered every stage of construction of a new health clinic located more than 5,000 miles away — one which they helped make happen.
Now there’s more work to do.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 30, 2018 8:10 am
When Rabbi Farbman prepares for Passover each year, his mind flashes on the seder he’ll never forget — one that helped set him on the path to join a modern exodus of Soviet Jewry.
Continue reading ‘The Seder When Farbman Tasted Freedom’
by Allan Appel | Mar 28, 2018 1:10 pm | Comments (6)
Dessara Bryant came to a parents meeting at St. Aedan-St. Brendan School to learn how a new STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts & Math) teaching framework will affect her kids’ learning.
She left with a more existential concern: whether the school she loves will survive.
Continue reading ‘Seeking Students, St. Aedan Tries “STREAM”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 28, 2018 7:52 am | Comments (5)
During a week when Christians will contemplate the death and resurrection of a savior, the Rev. William J. Barber II, the leader of a revived national Poor People’s Campaign, stopped by Yale University’s Battell Chapel Tuesday night to point the way for how the United States of America might resurrect its moral compass.
Continue reading ‘Poor People’s Quest Eyes “Policy Violence”’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 23, 2018 12:14 pm | Comments (1)
John Santa first went to prison in 1997. He wasn’t there because of any crime he had committed. He went to visit a friend who was serving a four-year sentence for embezzlement, and came away from that brief encounter a passionate advocate for criminal justice reform.
Continue reading ‘Ex-CEO Serves Justice Reform “Life Sentence”’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 19, 2018 7:54 am
In between practicing free throws and lay ups, Ricardo Harris watched his 7-year old son play in a pick-up basketball game on the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater New Haven’s renovated court — a resumption of a tradition that took a year-plus break after a fire wrecked the place.
Continue reading ‘Thousands Celebrate JCC Reopening’
by Thomas Breen | Mar 6, 2018 8:39 am | Comments (2)
Last week a fourth undocumented immigrant facing deportation sought sanctuary at a New Haven church. Monday she regained her freedom.
Continue reading ‘A Victory In 4th City Sanctuary Case’
by John A. Cirello | Feb 27, 2018 1:11 pm | Comments (4)
This past Sunday at church we heard the story of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, to show his devotion and belief in God.
As Bible stories go, this is one that really stretches the bounds of our imagination. To understand the story of Abraham and Isaac, you must believe several things: First, that God spoke to Abraham; second, that Abraham understood it was God who was speaking to him, and; third, that Abraham was such a devout believer in God that he would not question an order to kill his son.
Continue reading ‘After Parkland: Abraham And Child Sacrifice In The 21st Century’
by Allan Appel | Jan 16, 2018 8:35 am | Comments (2)
President Donald Trump’s policies and especially his recent “shithole” statements about Africa and Haiti inspired the 150 people who prayed and hit the streets for New Haven’s 48th annual Martin Luther King Day “Love March.”
No, they didn’t agree with Trump’s statements. They statements gave them renewed energy to carry on King’s fight for racial and social justice.
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by Aneurin Canham-Clyne | Jan 9, 2018 2:27 pm
Deymar was excited to get his hands on Trouble at school Tuesday. A classmate, who got a remote control helicopter, wasn’t as sure he would get to enjoy his gift.
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