War and Weapons of Mass Destruction
This campaign was started by a group of school children from Hiroshima, Japan and is addressed to the 9 countries still in possession of nuclear weapons. People from across the globe are asked up upload a video clip of themselves saying the word “please.” The “pleases” will then be edited into a long virtual chain letter, which will act as a petition to abolish nuclear weapons, worldwide.
Understanding the SOA
School of the Americas Watch is a nonviolent grassroots movement that works to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America and the Caribbean, to close the SOA/WHINSEC and to change oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents. We are grateful to our sisters and brothers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for their inspiration and the invitation to join them in their struggle for economic and social justice.
Human Dignity and Abuse/Torture
A four week study guide authored by National Religious Campaign against Torture and the Office of International Peace and Justice of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Torture is A Moral Issue
In December 2005, Witness Against Torture drew international attention after its members walked to Guantánamo to visit the prisoners. Since its return, the group has organized vigils, marches, nonviolent direct actions, and educational events to expose and decry the administration’s lawlessness, build awareness about torture and indefinite detention, and forge human ties with the prisoners at Guantánamo and their families
Catholic Worker Movement
This is a link to the main Catholic Worker site, which includes a history of the movement and a directory of Catholic Worker Houses.
The Marquette University Archives have an extensive Catholic Worker collection, including the personal papers of Dorothy Day and others involved in the movement; records of Catholic Worker communities; photographs; audio and video recordings of interviews, talks, television programs, and peace demonstrations; and a wide variety of publications.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown serves the six northeastern counties of Ohio: Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull. Within this six-county region, Catholic Charities has four social service agencies and a housing organization, all of which sponsor a total of fourteen locations. Since every community is unique, the fourteen Catholic Charities locations offer a different combination of services and programs to meet local needs.
The following is a link to the Social Service and Welfare Organizations section of the City of Youngstown Business directory. The Dorothy Day House does not endorse the individual organizations listed in the directory.