Guest Writer

The violence must stop

We are deeply pained and outraged at the increase in the number of police killings of innocent African American citizens — an alarming indicator of the way black people are being dehumanized, marginalized and devalued. We cry out with our black brothers and sisters that #BlackLivesMatter — the epidemic killings must stop! We also deplore…

Just governance: A lesson in loving our neighbors

Participants listen to a speaker during the Just Governance Forum at Asia Plateau in Panchgani, India, which was attended by the Michigan Catholic Conference.

Courtesy of Michigan Catholic Conference

In the Gospel, Jesus tells his followers to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). This passage calls us to recognize that we are part of the larger human family, a family that exists beyond geographic and political boundaries. Walking across a plateau in Panchgani, India, almost 8,000 miles away from home, I felt this…