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MAZON Mission to South Africa, Days 1 & 2

| January 23, 2008

The MAZON mission members have arrived safely in Cape Town, South Africa and we hit the road running.  On our first full day we did a site visit and volunteer work for an organization called the WAREHOUSE, which is operated by the Anglican Church. The executive director, Craig Stewart, gave us an overview of their Read More

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Yom Kippur D’Var Torah

| October 5, 2007

Cry Aloud, kra b’garon – from the throat. Hold nothing back, Shout as loud as the Shofar. Sh’ma Israel! Wake up! God puts these words in Isaiah’s mouth. He cried out to his people – the Israelites who were doing what we do today – hurting each other, living small lives. Caught up in greed, Read More

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United In Common Cause

| June 28, 2007

I was in our nation’s capital recently for a series of events surrounding National Hunger Awareness Day.  The purpose of the observance is to raise consciousness about the 35 million Americans, including over 12 million kids, who face hunger in this country every day. But the day is about more than just raising awareness.  It’s Read More

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Hunger Action Day

| June 14, 2007

This year, during California’s annual Hunger Action Day, I learned that advocacy is not “someone else”s job,” and that one person can make a difference. Leif Ozier from Catholic Charities and I spent the day meeting with the staffs of Assemblyman Martin Garrick, Assemblyman George Plescia and Senator Mark Wyland.  Each visit made clear not Read More

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