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Special Report | New Economic Perspectives: An Introduction to the Economics of Pope Francis

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Responding to Pope Francis’s Call for Dialogue

Robert M. Whaples, The Independent Review

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Francis%20I%2C%20Superpope%2C%20Italian%20Street%20Art.jpgWinter 2017 | As the contributors to this symposium show, Pope Francis’s views about the economy, especially about the poor and the rich, are deeply at odds with those of many economists. Several differences involve matters of economic fact and causation—and therefore in principle can be resolved by appeals for everyone to consider the same body of evidence. Although the clash over conflicting values is a chasm far more difficult to bridge, fruitful dialogue is the goal of this symposium.

Pope Francis has invited those concerned about the economy, the environment, and the destiny of the world—everyone—to join a dialogue. And there is a clear need for dialogue between Francis and economists because the pope and many in the economics profession do not see eye to eye at a fundamental level on many issues.

Robert M. Whaple is professor of economics at Wake Forest University and co-editor and managing editor of The Independent Review.

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For Such a Time as This: Building Our Prophetic Resistance

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  • For Such a Time as This: Building Our Prophetic Resistance
  • January 28th, 1-4pm, Shiloh Temple
  • “We were called for such a time as this...” Esther 4:14

ISAIAH

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/I%20Am%20Isaiah.jpgJanuary, 2016 | Today, we are facing a profound crisis. This January our call as people of faith will be tested as never before. We cannot continue ‘business as usual’ while our neighbor has their health care stolen from them or has their family torn apart. What is our response as we face an environmental crisis that could threaten our survival and threaten our commitment to God’s creation and future generations of God’s people on this Earth?

Through our faith, we have a unique and prophetic vision for the future that oppressive systems cannot overpower. Our strongest offense is our powerful defense.

We are in a new era. We have a renewed call on us as people of faith to come together and make a choice: We will choose either complicity to violence and dehumanization or prophetic resistance through our faith. This choice cannot be abstract or sentimental because for many it is about life and death. 

ISAIAH is an an ecmenical faith-based community organization in the Saint Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, Metro area.

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Council of the Baptized Open Forum: Women's Commission

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Please join us for the next stage of our "WomenPriest" journey to have the Roman Catholic Church recognize that women too have equal standing with men in the Church and be ordained as priests. 

Catholic Coalition for Church Reform

Thanks to Evergreene Digest reader/contributor Robert Wedl for this contribution. 

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/CCCR%20logo.jpgJanuary 6, 2017 | Happy 2017 to all.

You are invited to join us at our Open Forum:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

7:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 

700 Snelling Ave So, St.  Paul, 55116.

Did you know?  Our archdiocese used to have a Commission on Women. The Commission did important work advocating for women in our archdiocese, but it was disbanded by the bishop several years ago. Does that mean women's issues have all been addressed and resolved?  

Do we need to re-establish a Commission on Women in our local Church?   What needs should it address?  

The Council of Baptized will be publishing a position paper on women's roles in our Church, and we want your input. Please plan to join in this important conversation on Jan. 10.   

Please contact us at info@cccr-cob.org for more information on a future Women's Commission.

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Bob Wedl | Christmas, 2016

"What a wonderful time of the  year..." the song goes and of course it is a wonderful time indeed and we appreciate those blessings.  But it is also a time to think how we can make the world better for all because we can, but only if we try.  I hope my annual Christmas poem speaks to a better tomorrow by our actions today.  We cannot predict the future ... but we can create it.

Bob Wedl, Special to Evergreene Digest

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Let’s learn from the November 2016 election that we thought was about issues … like our planet … and peace and justice … and eradicating poverty … like keeping Wall Street under control … and treating women with respect … and providing postsecondary education for our young people because the future success of our nation depends on it.

…and recognizing that it was our nation’s destruction of Iraq that created ISIS … and that welcoming immigrants, not building walls, is what America does

Rather than being focused on these things America decided to try a different route.

It is tempting to sit back and see how that works.  Let’s not do that.

Bob Wedll is a Contributor to Evergreene Digest.

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