Tag: Justice

Coming out of the darkness of homelessness and poverty

Coming out of the darkness of homelessness and poverty

| Kathy Tomlin | January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

January is an interesting month as we transition from considerable darkness into the light.

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MN professors behind new book on ethical business practices

MN professors behind new book on ethical business practices

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

In an effort to help businesses stay strong and healthy, and avoid the occupational hazards of greed, overwork and exploitation, the Vatican’s justice and peace council has released a handbook for business educators and entrepreneurs.

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The economy and the justice owed to God

The economy and the justice owed to God

| Jason Adkin | September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

It has long been a tradition within the church on the anniversary of a noteworthy event or document to reflect on it and view its contents again with hindsight and some historical distance. This is especially true of papal social encyclicals — teaching documents that treat a specific topic or theme and apply ancient wisdom to “the signs of the times.”

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Writing as a pastor, not a politician

Writing as a pastor, not a politician

In early June, I wrote a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers about the present crisis over the state budget. Some commentators interpreted my message as favoring one party’s approach over another’s. That was not correct.

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Deteriorating performance makes firing inevitable; now what?

Deteriorating performance makes firing inevitable; now what?

| Tom Bengtson | July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Firing someone from their job is unpleasant. Managers hate doing it and employees hate losing their job. But it happens, and our faith can be a guide for both manager and employee.

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The church will not remain silent in public square

The church will not remain silent in public square

| Jason Adkins | June 22, 2011 | 5 Comments

We hear it in various forms. Some complain that the church should not be speaking out on divisive issues, but in­stead should spend its time and resources feeding the poor and spreading God’s love.

Others say the church as a religious organization should have no role in the formation of civil laws. Still others complain that the church should not be weighing in on so many issues where there seems to be legitimate room for disagreement.

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Open letter to Minnesota governor, legislators

Open letter to Minnesota governor, legislators

| March 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

State’s Catholic, Lutheran bishops seek budget deficit solutions that protect poor and the common good

The following letter, dated March 15, was written by the Minnesota bishops of the Roman Catholic Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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