Cesar Chavez was a Mexican-American fighting for the rights of farmworkers. In 1968, he organized a five-year “grape boycott”, working to ensure better pay and working conditions. His work helped to change the lives of millions of farmworkers. “Si, se puede” (Yes, it can be done.) Continue reading
“When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.” ~Mother Teresa
The simplest thing would be to take Mother Teresa’s words at face value. That she was speaking of food – meat, vegetables and fruit.
I believe she was speaking of justice. Not of giving people charity, which offers people what we want them to have and what we think they need, in a sense our leftovers; but to give everyone a place at the table. An opportunity to feed themselves. Continue reading