Monday, September 15, 2008

Worldview: Catholic Priests' Strategy for Peacemaking; Global Activism--Making Rugs and Improving Lives in Pakistan

Worldview (WBEZ: Chicago Public Radio)

Catholic Priests' Strategy for Peacemaking

Fr. Louis Vitale — Franciscan Priest, Peace Activist
Fr. Stephen Kelly — Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist

Fr. Louis Vitale and Fr. Stephen Kelly are catholic priests. They’re in Chicago today to discuss the vocation of peacemaking. They’ll appear tonight at the lake shore campus of Loyola University at 7pm.

They both have a long history in the anti nuclear movement and in the movement for justice in Central America. Earlier this year they were released from 5 months in prison for an anti torture action at the army’s interrogation training headquarters at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.

... For many [9-11] re-defined U.S. security needs. The worst fear is of a terrorist group getting a hold of nuclear weapon. Father Kelly explains how peacemaking addresses our most frightening scenario.

Global Activism: Making Rugs and Improving Lives in Pakistan

Each Thursday, in our Global Activism series, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place. Yousaf Chaman is with JAKCISS Oriental Rugs in Lahore, Pakistan. His company employs Pakistani artisans, who make heirloom-quality rugs, and pays them living wages. Their work is currently available in the fair trade store 10,000 Villages in Evanston, Illinois.

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