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September 2020 CFRA Issue Brief CFRA News Brief on Guns/Gun Violence in America Addressing this issue comprehensively and briefly is impossible, so this is what this “Issue Brief’ will touch on: a bit of historical context for the Second Amendment; some facts around this issue; a sample of some of the arguments for and against …

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In the long term we must be committed to work toward changing unjust systems and removing the many obstacles in the way of achieving true liberty and justice and equal opportunity for all.
In the short term, we have an opportunity on November 2 to amend the name of our state to symbolize this commitment and better reflect who we are and who we want to be, by permanently removing the words ‘and Providence Plantations’ from our state name.

With the newly awakened awareness of the American people, coupled by the desire to transform, personally and publicly, this Center for Reflective Action issue brief  will focus on one aspect of criminal justice reform.

A Common Language The meaning of words and the messages they convey are laden with the influences and impact of culture, conditioning, our place in time, and so many other factors. What we hear can be quite different from what was intended. We need to create, as best we can, a common language from which …

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If we want to build a unifying movement, we have to make sure space for the other is first created. Sherri Mitchell, Esq. Penobscot sacred activist “Indigenous Wisdom” The Blessing of Diversity A reflection by Teresa Foley and Denise Granger The beginning of a journey toward addressing racism must begin in prayer and reflection and …

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Cosmology and Differences Excerpts from an article by Sr. Lorraine Villemarie, SSJ Simply stated, the three cosmological principles are: Identity – tells what a subject is interiorly. Identity automatically interacts with the environment and has the capacity to change when in communion with another entity. Communion – occurs when two identities communicate with each other. …

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