Mass Graves Reveal 966 Children Left Unnamed

Mass Graves Reveal 966 Children Left Unnamed

History will tell stories about how this society, in this time, failed to treat every person as a person of worth. History might also tell of the ways people of faith failed to treat persons as persons of sacred worth. It’s a matter of respecting all persons, caring...
History is Not Dead and Buried

History is Not Dead and Buried

A Mexican proverb states, “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” It reminded me of another that I learned from my mother. Speaking of an unsolved murder mystery, she told me, “The ground doesn’t talk.” But it does. Blood cries from the ground, from...
A New Way to Think About Education

A New Way to Think About Education

The end of a school year, especially this one, prompts some thinking about the place of education in our collective life. Those who have been the “front liners” in this year’s educational campaign – teachers, families, students – deserve our profound respect and...
Educators Deserve Thanks for Thankless Work

Educators Deserve Thanks for Thankless Work

There is not a demographic on the planet that has been unaffected by COVID-19. With summer fast approaching, I want to focus on educators, administrators and support staff who have had to balance stress, fatigue, learning-curve and anxieties – all with a chipper smile...
Children Easy Targets for Latin American Gangs

Children Easy Targets for Latin American Gangs

It was a steaming hot afternoon in southern Mexico. We left the final small market town and traveled nearly an hour on rutted dirt roads to reach Carmen Grande, an Indigenous riverbank community in Los Altos de Chiapas. This was before the pandemic, and we had come to...