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Blase’s Commentary on the Pope’s Encyclical – Part 3

Hello friends. Based on many requests, we are continuing our examination of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Our Common Home. I may not give the best analysis of this important document, with all my failings, but I will do my best to interpret what he said. I have read all 180...
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Blase on KPFA – Berkeley

On June 21st, 2015, Blase was a guest on KPFA radio out of Berkeley, California talking about Haitians in the Dominican Republic.  You’ll hear Blase’s commentary around time marker 12:40 on this podcast.
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“Paying the Price for Peace” in Final Production

“Paying the Price for Peace” is the story of Vietnam veteran and OOA friend, S. Brian Willson, who has been a long-time and unrelenting non-violent activist for peace.  Brian, who in 1987 was run over by a US government munitions train during peaceful protest, is also...
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Respectful Revolution

The OOA would like to invite you to visit our friend Gerard Ungerman’s website, Respectful Revolution.  Respectful Revolution (www.respectfulrevolution.org) seeks to document and promote positive change in our world.  Check them out and see how you can join the revolution!
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OOA’s Recommendations for Giving to Nepal

When disaster strikes as with the recent earthquake in Nepal, people often wonder the best way to help.  For trusted organizations where the majority of the money goes directly to those in need, the OOA recommends Oxfam, Doctors Without Borders,  Operation USA and Habitat for...
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Blase Remembers Eduardo Galeano – September, 1940 to April, 2015

OFFICE OF THE AMERICAS mourns the death of Eduardo Galeano, champion of justice and peace with the ability to put reality into unforgettable prose and poetry. I had a memorable meeting with Eduardo in Nicaragua during the Contra War. I thanked him for including my words in his...
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Blase to Speak in North Hills, CA – April 26

Blase will be speaking on the topic, “On the Wrong Side of History:  US Policy and the Need for Repentance” at The Onion, the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, located at 9550 Haskell Avenue, North Hills, CA, on Sunday, April 26 at 10:30 am. Repentance implies...
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Pope Francis and Liberation Theology

Blase was recently on “The Julianna Foblano Show”, broadcast out of New York on WBAI and heard nationally via The Progressive Voices Radio Network. The segment was entitled “The Audacity of the Pope.” Visit http://www.juliannaforlano.com/ for more on...
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You’re Invited – Blase to Speak on the Growth of Latin America

Blase will be speaking on the growth of Latin America, examining the history of the United States and Central America with a special focus on Nicaragua and the current Latin American Renaissance. This event is free and open to the public.  It is sponsored by the Polytechnic...
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