Monthly archives for December, 2008

¡Feliz Navidad!

As we celebrate the advent of the greatest figure in human history, Jesus the Christ, Latino Leadership Circle wishes you a heartfelt "feliz navidad y un prospero año nuevo". For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be…

Rights Group Accuses U.S. of Failing to Protect Latinos

By ANNE BARNARD Published: December 18, 2008 A civil rights legal advocacy group, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, filed an unusual international petition Thursday accusing the United States of failing to adequately protect Latinos living within its borders, regardless of citizenship. The claim was filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an organ of the Organization of American States, of which the United…

NY Faith & Justice Seeks Your Help

  Dear Supporters, In the last three days, you have given $7,000 toward the $20,000 NY Faith & Justice needs to continue its work into 2009, mostly in small donations of $50 – $100!  Thank you!   But the work is not finished.  There is still $13,000 to go to help the work of NY Faith…

The Triumphant Return of John Maynard Keynes

By Joseph Stiglitz    We are all Keynesians now. Even the right in the United States has joined the Keynesian camp with unbridled enthusiasm and on a scale that at one time would have been truly unimaginable. For those of us who claimed some connection to the Keynesian tradition, this is a moment of triumph,…

What Obama’s Choice Of Rick Warren Really Means

by Linton Weeks What does it mean that Barack Obama chose Rick Warren, the multidimensional minister at Saddleback Church in Southern California and author of the mega-selling 2002 book The Purpose-Driven Life, to deliver the invocation at the inauguration on Jan. 20? In some ways, President-elect Obama and Warren share a worldview. Both are pragmatists…

Obama sets record for top Hispanics

By MIKE ALLEN The Politico (December 16, 2008)   President-elect Obama has already broken White House records for the number of top Hispanic officials, and is expected to name two more in the next day or two, according to transition officials.   “Based on what I can cull from records, we have more Hispanics in…

A bilingual version of West Side Story gives the Sharks their due

By Ed Pilkington in New York The Guardian (UK) (16 December 2008)   No 'fake accents' this time: Natalie Wood as Maria in the 1961 film version of West Side Story. Photograph: Kobal   After a break of 51 years, West Side Story, the gritty urban remaking of Romeo and Juliet, has returned to the…

Thomas Merton: Remembering a Spiritual Giant

The Latino Leadership Circle commemorates the exemplary life and contribution of Thomas Merton and his work towards peace in our world.  Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was a 20th century Catholic writer. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, in the U.S. state of Kentucky, Merton was a poet, a…

See a Special Preview of the Film “Che”

  For film trailer click on link below: http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=47644452 Che is an epic story of revolution starring Academy Award winning actor Benicio Del Toro as Che Guevara. Made in the style of films like Lawrence of Arabia, Che was shot in two parts that will be presented together during an exclusive week-long engagement in New…

New Poverty and Justice Bible underscores these Issues

http://store.sojo.net/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=BK%5FPJB The publishers of the Poverty and Justice Bible went looking and highlighted almost 3,000 verses in the scriptures to show that God has something to say about injustice and oppression. With bright orange highlighting, a quick glance is all you need to see that God cares about the poor – a lot. Reliable, readable,…