Monthly archives for February, 2008

Changing Attitudes on Immigration

Fed Chief Signals He’s Open to More Rate Cuts

WASHINGTON — Ben S. Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, signaled his readiness on Wednesday to further reduce interest rates even though inflation has picked up speed.  “We are in the most significant economic troubles since at least 1998,” Mr. Frank said. “And the single biggest cause was a failure for regulation to keep…

Poll is a Reality Check on the Latino Vote

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Recent commentary and analysis by pundits on the Latino vote has been long on opinion and short on reality. As the presidential primary election moves to Texas, Latino voters find themselves in the spotlight. Latino voters line up to cast their ballots in this year’s primaries. Latinos are estimated to be one-third…

Study Shows Religious Life is More Fluid in the US

More than a quarter of adult Americans have left the faith of their childhood to join another religion or none at all, according to a survey of religious affiliation by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The report, titled “U.S. Religious Landscape Survey,” depicts a highly fluid and diverse national religious life. For…

Raul Castro becomes the New President in Cuba

For a historical audio slide show showing Fidel in Cuba in 1964 click unto: http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/weekinreview/20080224_CASTRO_FEATURE/index.html

End Game in Kosovo

For an excellent, albeit graphic series of audio slide shows on the history of war torn Kosovo, click unto: http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/world/20071209_KOSOVO_FEATURE/index.html

Afghanistan: The War Many are Forgetting

Many are forgetting that we have troops in Afghanistan. For a slide show about the war in Afghanistan click unto: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/02/21/magazine/0224-AFGHAN_index.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Over the Fence and Under the Radar: Border-crossing Conversations at Judson Memorial Church

Judson Memorial Church’s "Over the Fence and Under the Radar" series begins this Sunday at 1pm.  This will be an excellent opportunity to consult with local experts on US immigration, and discuss its implications within the context of our principles.  Come to listen, ask questions, and get ideas to take back to your own congregation…

Lunar Eclipse Tonight!

Check out one of natures exciting night sky marvels.  You won’t be able to see another total lunar eclipse until December 20, 2010.  The total lunar eclipse scheduled for prime time viewing hours tonight may be washed out by earthly showers. The Earth’s shadow begins to crawl across the moon at 8:43 p.m. Totality begins…

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Seeks to Fill Strategic Positions

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is looking to fill three high level positions: ·         President & CEO ·         Chief Operating Officer ·         Vice President, Marketing Headquartered in Washington, DC, the USHCC is the nation’s largest Hispanic organization representing more than 1.6 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the…