Sointula village lived up to its name, which means "place of harmony" in Finnish, hosting more than 100 visitors for a conference on utopian socialist colonies in the Pacific Northwest.
It may seem that we are straying here into a metaphysical realm far removed from the concerns of everyday life. That is not the case. Francis enacts his attitude in his daily lifestyle.
The campaign against corporate criminals and their gluttonous greed just added a new speaker with a very loud voice, Pope Francis I.
President Obama strained in Monday's United Nations speech to explain the rationale behind U.S. foreign policy.
It's too late to preach tolerance by the time someone is a full-time corporate employee. Sensitivity must begin before children attend schools, and continue through their formative years.
The antics of GOP Senator Ted Cruz are only the latest example of an effort to pull the political discourse further to the right.
Two of the candidates running for mayor of New York have become alarmed about the worldview of Bill de Blasio.
Republican obstructionists have prevented any agreement, so cuts are in effect and have already damaged health, nutrition, education, public safety and many other programs.
In the primary elections, hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters selected candidates who advocated a different, more progressive direction for New York City.
The success of the struggle in Detroit will hinge especially on the degree of anti-racist understanding achieved by white people and workers in particular.