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Radical—or Violent?

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We’ve read about it, maybe even met them, ...radicals. Some become radicalized at the border, or when working in another country.

Maura, Ita, Francis, and Jesus, were radicals. They embody radical love, radical hospitality, radical mercy —and nonviolence. In this NSFA issue, Maryknoll Affiliates experienced radical hospitality and love when they went to the border, in Haiti, in Guatemala, and El Salvador, New Orleans, or Georgia. Countercultural, radical views often develop through Maryknoll mission experiences, as does nonviolence.

Have you been radicalized? Tell us how you’ve been changed, experienced reverse mission, even been radicalized, by your nonviolent mission. We encourage you to share your next steps with the Affiliates at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Articles in this issue:

Spirituality, San Diego Style – These Affiliates each have their work—their mission, and they come together not to work on a joint project, but rather to share, receive support, reflect, and enjoy sustenance in a like-minded community.

Together in God’s Mission of Mercy – During the Year of Mercy, as missionary disciples through Baptism, you are invited to share mercy moments that you have witnessed or acts of mercy that you have offered to or received from others. 

Northeast Ohio Views the Border – "Dialogue between all the different persons involved in immigration opens up space for growth, deeper understanding and
change.." —Kathy Ress

Building Community & Dialogue – "May we walk into our future together with a commitment to wholemaking that (in the words of the Maryknoll Sisters) 'discovers God’s
energy all around us and celebrates our larger selves.' "—Ann Carr

Resistance at the SOA – "Today, the stronger-than-ever message from the SOAW Vigil is that the issues of the disenfranchised are profoundly interconnected, that we are   all accountable for the condition of humanity and the condition of the earth on which we depend."—David Stocker

Martyrs Live on As Inspiration – "The speakers’ very personal stories all shared a common message: the martyrs continue to strengthen them to work for the poor and   build the Reign of God here on earth."—Joe Hastings

Martyrs Remembered in the US – "We remember and honor them and hold them close."—Ellie Hays

An Act of Mercy – "It’s what I think Pope Francis calls 'going to the peripheries.' "—Matt Rousso

Are We One of God’s Little Miracles? – "We invite visitors to help in whatever role fits them, including teaching English or working with the children."—Ron Covey

To read this issue in its print version, you may access and download the pdf at Downloads- Not So Far Afield - 2016 01 02 NSFA. And don't miss the entries in this issue's Features and  The Board and EC Speak!

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