Looking at Social Justice #170 Pope Francis Update
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by Jim Grant
1y ago
As of 10/13/21, Jim Grant, retired Director of Social Justice Ministry for the Diocese of Fresno shares the latest news from the Vatican about Pope Francis. In this first update in a series, he will review briefly The Season of Creation, the Season of Prayer and Reflection, the Meeting with Interfaith Leaders to discuss Climate Change, COP 26 in Glasgow, the Laudato Si Action Platform and The Synod on Synodality ..read more
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Looking at Social Justice #169 Mayor Jeery Dyer, City of Fresno
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by Jim Grant
1y ago
Jim Grant, retired Director of Social Justice Ministry for the Diocese of Fresno interviews Mayor Jerry Dyer about his initiative to improve the city's "curb appeal" through the coordinated delivery of existing City resources to eliminate trash, graffiti and blight, by creating community based cleanup and beautification projects. The goal is to create a cleaner, greener more beautiful place to live, work and play. Besides this project, as time allows we will discuss the Mayor's commitment to One Fresno and his position on the LGBTQ Community, Covid-19 protocols (masks and vaccinations), the un ..read more
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Looking at Social Justice #168 Marcel Woodruff: Faith in the Valley, Advance Peace
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by Jim Grant
1y ago
Jim Grant, retired Director of Social Justice Ministry for the Diocese of Fresno interviews Marcel Woodruff, a community organizer with Faith in the Valley, a PICO affiliate. With 120 congregations of various faith backgrounds representing over 100,00 people in Fresno, Kern Merced Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties, FIV comes together with community partners to create a better future for Valley families and communities. Faith in the Valley is to collaborating with everyone for a future with good jobs, clean air and water, alternatives to incarceration, quality healthcare and safe neighborhood ..read more
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Looking at Social Justice #167 Crime Site Healing Prayer Service by Crime Survivors Ministry
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by Jim Grant
1y ago
Jim Grant, retired Director of Social Justice Ministry for the Diocese of Fresno will interview Maciel Godburn, volunteer coordinator for Crime Survivors Ministry in the Diocese of Fresno.  She will discuss Crime Site Healing Prayer Services- Bakersfield and Porterville.  This episode concludes with a Wall of Remembrance for the victims of crime. Maciel Godburn is coordinating with Bishop Joseph Brennan's blessing.  ..read more
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Looking at Social Justice #166 Healing Retreat for Crime Survivors Ministry- Maciel Godburn
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by Jim Grant
1y ago
Jim Grant, retired Director of Social Justice Ministry for the Diocese of Fresno will interview Maciel Godburn, volunteer coordinator for Crime Survivors Ministry in the Diocese of Fresno.  She will discuss and illustrate with photos the June 26, 2021 Crime Survivors Healing Retreat held at St. Anthony's Retreat Center in Three Rivers. Bishop Joseph V. Brennan participated and celebrated Mass for the crime survivors. This episode concludes with a Save the Date announcement: June 25, 2022 for the Second Annual Crime Survivors Ministry Healing Retreat. Maciel Godburn is coordinating with Bi ..read more
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Looking at Social Justice #165 Introduction:Crime Survivors Ministry
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by Jim Grant
1y ago
Jim Grant, retired Director of Social Justice Ministry for the Diocese of Fresno will interview Maciel Godburn, volunteer coordinator for Crime Survivors Ministry in the Diocese of Fresno. She will introduce viewers and listeners to the origins of this commitment which go back to her husband John before he passed. She'll describe the Crime Survivors Ministry logo which she designed and present all the events the ministry had for this year 2021. Maciel Godburn is coordinating with Bishop Joseph Brennan's blessing ..read more
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Looking at Social Justice #164 Chris De Leon: Fresno Metro Ministry, Community Gardens Manager
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by Jim Grant
1y ago
Jim Grant, retired Director of Social Justice Ministry for the Diocese of Fresno will interview Chris De Leon, Community Gardens Manager, Fresno Metro Ministry. They'll discuss a range of issues including Metro Ministry's leadership and several of its programs. Better Blackstone, Food to Share, CalFresh Outreach, Cooking Matters. As Manager, Chris will describe the amazing Fresno Metro Community Gardens, which will be illustrated by visuals and a video ..read more
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Looking at Social Justice #163 Fr. Byron Macias, C.M.F.
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by Jim Grant
1y ago
Jim Grant, retired Director of Social Justice Ministry for the Diocese of Fresno interviews Fr. Byron Macias, a Claretian Missionary serving as sacramental priest at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center. Fr. Byron will introduce us to himself and his religious community and his speciafic ministry at the St. Paul Catholkic Newman Center. He and Jim will then share with viewers and listeners the efforts they are co-chairing to  develop Creation  Care Teams at the parish in the spirit of Pope Francis and with leadership and resources from Catholic Climate Covenant ..read more
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Looking at Social Justice #162 Dr. Malik Simba: Critical Race Theory
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by Jim Grant
1y ago
Jim Grant, retired Director of Social Justice Ministry for the Diocese of Fresno interviews Dr. Malik Simba, Professor Emeritus, Fresno State University where he taught several courses in the Africana Studies Program and History, wrote a number of important books, and inspired countless students. In his first appearance on Looking at Social Justice, he will share his experience of teaching American history via Critical Race Theory for 40-plus years to White, Black and all others. He'll define CRT, offer examples of it, and why it is important that we use it as a way to best appreciate the comp ..read more
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Looking at Social Justice #161 Kyla Mitchell: WILPF and Hibakusha
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by Jim Grant
1y ago
Jim Grant, retired Director of Social Justice Ministry for the Diocese of Fresno interviews Kyla Mitchell, who will share about there Women's' International League for Peace and Freedom (hereto listed as WILPF) and the film Hibakusha, which they will be presenting at the Big Red Church on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 7:00. Inspired by Jane Addams, WILPF has been working globally for world peace and justice for more than a 100 years. Hibakusha (Japanese for Survivor)It is a powerful film about Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and is part of the Human Rights Coalition Commemoration of Hiroshim ..read more
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