Tag Archive | social justice

Anger and Tears at Injustice: The Death and Remembrance of Juan Patricio, A Former Annunciation House Guest

“May God bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that we may work for economic justice for all people. May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, hunger, homelessness and rejection, so that we may reach out our hand to comfort them and turn […]

Glad the Federal Government Has Decided that Providing Emergency Shelter is the Only Important Factor in Alleviating Homelessness, or The Random and Unpredictable Life of Funding for Non-Profits

About a week ago I went the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless General Membership Meeting. These meetings happen once a month and this was the first I had ever been to, but the volunteer from Annunciation House who usually goes invited me along to see what it was like. I had absolutely no idea […]

“And So You’re Not Scared of Me? You’re Courageous.”

“Do you like Led Zepplin?” I turned around to see who was asking that question. It was the man I had just past and made polite eye contact with on the sidewalk. He had turned around in the middle of the intersection to ask me that question. “I’m sorry, what did you say?” I asked […]

How Annunciation House Began: Ordinary People Being Willing to Follow a “Crazy” Calling

Last weekend the Board of Directors of Annunciation House had their big meeting of the year. Normally, this would probably not be something that would be particularly interesting or exciting for the everyday staff of a non-profit. But there is very little that is “normal” about Annunciation House. A big difference: everyone on the board […]

Annunciation House Rosary: Politics and Religion

Last night Annunciation House hosted a rosary. Specifically we took part in the “Strangers No Longer: Together in the Journey of Hope for comprehensive immigration reform” series of “migrant” rosaries that have taken place these past two weeks, culminating on Saturday with a border mass which I am really excited to attend. The slogan, so […]