Police detain a person during protests in Havana July 11, 2021. Thousands of Cubans took to the streets to protest a lack of food and medicine as the country undergoes a grave economic crisis aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic and U.S. sanctions. (CNS Photo/Reuters)
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Kevin Clarke
Cuba’s religious superiors endorsed “the principle that all citizens have a legitimate and universal right to express their grievances in an orderly and peaceful way in public” and urged the immediate release of detained protesters.
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Protection of voting rights is a moral issue, according to Sister Anita Baird, who was on a panel discussion during a June 21 online forum on voting rights sponsored by Georgetown University.
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Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
Jesuit priest Stan Swamy remains incarcerated in Mumbai after a judge denied his bail request. Father Swamy’s arrest almost six months ago followed a two-year-long period of interrogation, raids of his home and seizure of his personal property, including electronic communications devices.
Roula AbiSamra, center, and Chelsey, right, prepare to lay flowers bouquets at a makeshift memorial outside of the Gold Spa in Atlanta, one of the sites of a shooting spree that killed eight people in the Atlanta area this Tuesday. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
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Flora x. Tang
The fatal attack on Asian women in Atlanta was foreseeable, writes Flora x. Tang. It was the product of ideologies that relegate women as the source of blame for men’s desire.
A Mexican migrant worker picking blueberries at a farm in Lake Wales, Fla. (CNS photo/Marco Bello, Reuters)
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Joaquin Castro
Congressman Joaquin Castro writes that Arturo S. Rodriguez, former president of the United Farm Workers, would be a champion of social justice as U.S. secretary of agriculture.
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"There is no question that our nation's original sin of racism continues to destroy and harm the lives of persons of color and that racism extends through so many systems of our society ... educational, economic, religious, housing, criminal justice, voting and employment," Archbishop Kurtz said.