Action is a key pillar of the Affiliate Movement, as are Spirituality, Community, and Global Vision. We Affiliates are action-oriented, loving and concerned about the world—the whole world. But sometimes we struggle to know how best to pursue our concern, even outrage, at the issues of the world. This NSFA provides ideas on some of those issues: climate change, racism, massive incarceration, detention of immigrant children, and separation of children from their parents. Affiliate chapters provide a home where we can share our outrage, incubate our ideas, and develop an action plan.
The Northwest Regional mini-conference, Mission Nonviolence, to be held Sept. 21-23 in Portland, Oregon, will provide tools to follow the nonviolent Jesus into Action. [See Mission Nonviolence for more information.] We hope you will join us for training in nonviolent methods and an opportunity to meet others who also practice active nonviolence.
Articles in this issue:
A Journey – "Our world is bigger and more complicated than was our experience before the journey."—Kathy Ress, Pam Cibik, and Gerry Mullaney
The State of My Heart – "Did I have enough experience as a Maryknoll Affiliate to be an asset and an effective board member?"—Roxanne Hughes-Wheatland
Continuing Buen Vivir – "We can each share what we are doing personally..."—Kitty & Roger Schiltz
Amazing Affiliates – "Rudy often spoke of Maryknoll values, especially compassion for others."—Dan Heuer
This Land Is Your Land – "Are we Americans who value all other Americans or are we not?"—Tom Hastings
Active NE Ohio Chapter – "They were quick to advocate for immigrants and refugees, gun control and concern about shootings, and the poor and hungry."—Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss
North Carolina Chapter – "Blessings from all of our Chapter."—Gloria Tan
Doing Mission in the 21st Century – "Thus, we must continue to go where we are needed—at home or abroad; perhaps wanted, perhaps not."—Ron Covey
News from the Board and Executive Coordinator:
Events you should know about:
If you prefer to see the NSFA in its printed form, you may download a pdf of the July/August 2018 Not So Far Afield.