Olga Bonfiglio

Olga Bonfiglio is a professor at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and author of Heroes of a Different Stripe: How One Town Responded to the War in Iraq. She has written for several national magazines on the subjects of social justice and religion. Her website is www.OlgaBonfiglio.com. Contact her at olgabonfiglio@yahoo.com.

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Friday, February 06, 2009
Opportunity Knocks When it Comes to a Local Food Economy
Community-based agriculture has the potential for creating jobs, developing small business entrepreneurships and keeping precious dollars in the community. "As manufacturing jobs decrease, food jobs are increasing," said Dr. Kami Pothukuchi, associate professor of urban planning at Wayne State University in Detroit. This is especially good news for a state like Michigan whose economic engine has been dependent on the declining automobile industry.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Will Catholics Move On or Will They Cave to Same-O, Same-O?
It might be wishful thinking to believe that the 67.5 million Catholics of this nation (about 24.5 percent of the population) will influence this year's presidential election in Barack Obama's favor. After all, vice presidential hopeful Joe Biden is Catholic. Obama supports universal health care, taxes on the rich, education and job training, helping the poor, ending the war in Iraq-issues all in line with the social justice tradition and teachings of the Church.
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Friday, April 18, 2008
The Way to Peace Can Be Paved With Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Negotiation
Peace activists are often accused of being naíve dreamers when it comes to dealing with conflict or dangerous enemies. So what is the alternative? Usually it's to fight fire with fire (i.e., revenge and retaliation). The very nature of peacemaking, however, is not to fight but rather to confront "...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
And the Times, They Are A-Changin'
To hear Nobel Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchu´ Tum tell it, the world is on the verge of a "New Time" where harmony and a re-connection with Nature will win over the violent death and destruction of our world.
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