Monthly archives for June, 2007

A Way of Helping Rwanda

A couple of weeks ago Latino Leadership hosted the film "Ghosts of Rwanda". A reader to the blog, Susana, commented the following on the post: "Tragically, Rwanda is best known for the horrific genocide that occurred in 1994. Nearly a million people, or about 10% of Rwanda’s population, were killed. Refugees have flocked back to…

Latino Leadership Circle Conducts Meeting with Emerging Leaders

The Rev. David Ramos conducted a meeting yesterday with emerging leaders in the New York City area. Leaders discussed the various challenges they faced in ministry and are part of a new cohort sponsored by the Latino Leadership Circle. In attendance as a guest was the Rev. Wilfredo Rodrigquez, Chaplain on Lenox Hill Hospital in…

Scientists Challenge the Notion of the Uniqueness of the Soul

For an interesting article challenging Descartes famous phrase, “I think, therefore I am,” as well as centuries of theologians’ bibical position on the existence of the soul see Cornelia Dean’s article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/science/26soul.html?ex=1340596800&en=622b888d9939f8ec&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Little Visible Progress on Darfur at International Conference

Not much progress has been done to mobilize the international community at recent Darfur talks in Paris. For more information see link below: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/world/africa/26darfur.html?

Reflections on Ghosts of Rwanda

By Juan Carlos Morales On Wednesday, June 20, the Latino Leadership Circle hosted the second movie of its film series, the documentary “Ghosts of Rwanda” at the American Bible Society.  The documentary describes the progressing military conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi people in Rwanda and the resulting genocide of the Tutsi and Tutsi sympathizers…

LATINO LEADERSHIP CIRCLE WILL SCREEN GHOSTS OF RWANDA TODAY! THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER BY CLICKING ON LINK BELOW

The Latino Leadership Circle is hosting a series of relevant movies that will encourage discussion and reflection. Our next movie will be "Ghosts of Rwanda." This documentary examines the social, political, and diplomatic failures that converged to enable the Rwandan genocide  more than 10 years ago. Date:          Wednesday, June 20, 2007…

Acton University: Final Thoughts

I was thoroughly impressed by Acton’s design, the high caliber of its presenters and the diversity, intellectual acumen and professionalism of its participants. The information and resources provided throughout the conference also provided us with tools to conduct our own research. The value of the network provided by Acton cannot be measured. Acton Univeristy provided…

Acton University: Day 3

I am impressed at the sheer variety of people from different walks of life, religious traditions and different countries.  A banker from Detroit, a Korean-American ethicist from California, a Cuban-American Professor from Austin, a Puerto Rican entrepreneur from Fort Myers, a Ph.D student and professor from Italy, an economist from Chile, these are but of…

Latino Leadership Circle Attends Hispanic Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington

By David Ramos Orlando Crespo, Rev. Jose Humphreys and Rev. Luis Alvarez of the Latino Leadership Circle are attending the National Hipanic Prayer Breakfast sponsored by Esperanza USA.  While at the Hill, they were able to witness the Senate revive the immigration bill.  LLC will be there all week along with ministers from around the…

Acton University: Day 2

Yesterday, I attended a conference entitled, Market Economics and the Family given by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse. Dr. Morse gave an insightful, cogent lecture on how the market place presupposes the family.  She underscored the necessity of a moral foundation in the market and introduced the notion of the conscience stemming from as far back…