As a follow up to their Nuns on the Bus tour through the Midwest last summer, NETWORK, a Catholic Social Justice Lobby, are revving up their engines for another national campaign. Only this time the Catholic sisters are taking their mobile platform for social justice along the country's southern border to push Congress to pass immigration reform. The sisters will share stories from their travels and discuss the importance of passing moral laws. They are interested to hear from local groups about any special aspects of immigration that are impacting Houston as well.
Have you thought about adopting a child?
There are many children in the Foster Care system who could be adopted if more people were willing to consider adopting older children. Eva Thibaudeau has adopted older children. She will explain the training provided to prospective adoptive and foster parents and the ongoing support available. After the presentation there will be a question and comment period.
Bishop Gumbleton is the founding president of Pax Christi USA and one of the organization's "Ambassadors of Peace." He is the retired auxillary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Bishop Gumbleton is a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq, being arrested outside The White House for engaging in civil disobedience.
$40.00 suggested donation, includes lunch. Need-based scholarships available - no one will be turned away.
Dominican Sisters Center for Spirituality.
6501 Almeda Rd., Houston 77021
Leticia Garcia is Program manager for Justice, Peace and Migration for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the Dominican Republic. As program manager, she advocates for labor rights and justice for poor Haitian migrants. In addition, Leticia works with CRS partners on peace building and labor rights projects that benefit the country's Haitian population. In recent months, Leticia has begun working with Caritas Santiago to prevent gender-based violence. Presentation will be held at the University of Houston Neumann Center.
Our most recent economic recession began in December 2007. This recession has been prolonged and a full recovery is not yet in sight. We will watch a DVD of a 34 minute lecture given by Professor Richard D. Wolff. He explains the economic reality in the U.S. and the great shift in wealth which began in the 1970's. Professor Wolff teaches Economics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. We will discuss his lecture after the DVD presentation.
The next meeting of HUG (Houston Urban Gardeners) will be Feb 11, 6:30 PM at the Houston Garden Center, 1500 Hermann Park Dr., Houston 77004. To access parking go to the lot right across from Miller Outdoor Theater.
Glenn Olsen will speak about What to Plant and Do Now in your backyard veggie garden. Glenn is the instructor for The Incredible Edible Garden class starting in February at Rice University. He’ll speak to us about building soil, and winter and early spring vegetables that can be planted now.
On June 28, 2009 Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a military coup. Sissy Farenthold has recently returned from an investigative trip there. She will explain the U.S.