A Nonviolent Path to Peace in the Holy Land

Increasing numbers of Palestinians and thousands of Israelis see nonviolent action as an effective way to challenge the Israeli military occupation. This excellent book encourages all of us to get beyond the all-too-common division of the world between “us” and “them,” and the need to resort to war and killing as a way of solving problems and achieving security.

Poetry, April 2011

LENT 2011 (Spring Renewal) by Maureen Hartmann This year there have been uprisings of the grassroots against oppressive governments, like Wisconsin, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia. The protests are signs of a growth in consciousness. A maturation, like a small amount of yeast in dough for a large loaf, spreads throughout the Earth. This year the grassroots implant, even in many deaths, seeds of hope and renewal.

In His Steps

Story by Joan Clair “The single criterion for judgment offered by Jesus in his account of the world’s final judgment

Poetry, November 2010

Who Would Believe by Claire J. Baker Who would believe that all week at a slick Senior Center in a

Short Fiction: The Greek Couple; Turn and Burn

The Greek Couple— Fiction by George Wynn When Tito came back home to Boston, where his father and mother were dead, he’d always screw up. Nostalgia for his parents drove him to the bottle. He was persona non grata with his two married sisters on the South Shore. /—/Turn and Burn— Fiction by Joan Clair “You need to think of it as a business,” one of the property managers said. “It’s not about his humanity or yours, even though, of course, none of us likes to put anyone out on the street.”

Poetry September 2010

Hope’s nothing but right,/ like the justice of star shine/ on river breezing midnights....

Poetry, August 2010

Resurrection/ by Claire J. Baker/ May you/ arrive at/ resurrection/ not by dying/ but by LIVING./ May the end/ begin a/ beginning.

Oral History from the Seniors of St. Mary's Center

The following oral histories of seniors Joe Batiste, Darlene Thomas, Milas Hackett, David Fobroy, Henry Thompson, and Richard Mingus were compiled by Trena Cleland to document the inspiring life stories of poor and homeless seniors who have been helped by St. Mary's Center in downtown Oakland.