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What Bearing Witness Means to Me

by Kathleen Stinehart In July of this past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Israel with 19 other Catholic educators with the Anti-Defamation League’s Bearing Witness Program. Since that time, I have been attempting to write about my experience, and have felt keenly unequal to the task. Not only was the trip enormous in terms of shifting my

How Should We Talk With Young People About Charlottesville?

Adults and children alike are grappling to make sense of current events. Discussions of racism, anti-Semitism and social injustice have become increasingly contentious as images of white supremacists carrying torches and chanting hateful rhetoric in Charlottesville fill our social media feeds and television screens. Children are attuned to these conversations and disturbing images of violence, hate and incivility, and are

The Future of Fighting Hate — St. Louis teens become advocates for social justice

‘A Life-Changing Experience’ Turns Teens Into Advocates For Social Justice. January 22, 2016 The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, hit Rhoda Kahn Nussbaum hard. “I felt very defeated,” said the ADL St. Louis resident and longtime civil rights advocate. “I saw progress in civil rights either plateauing or slipping.” Ms. Nussbaum felt she needed to do something to jump-start the