Together the dreamers number about 800,000 people, from many nationalities; and together with people of faith we have been advocating with them for their right to partake of their dream. But time is running out for them, and for their families. Soon the administration will decide whether all of them, and their families, will stay.
We decry our government’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) as the new face of war. Under the U.N. Charter, a member state may use military force only in defense to an armed attack or with the authorization of the Security Council. We call for an immediate end to the use of armed drones.
By Sr. Roni Schweyen I will begin with a quote from Thomas Berry, “It’s hand in hand with nature that we will go into the future, or we will not go at all.” In Pax Christi we are searching for ways to bring a peaceful approach to our world. While I was pondering this, I realized that we also need a new approach to our earth – to look at how we can be bringers of ‘salvation’ to the earth.
President Obama has said: “Justice has been done.” But at what cost? Ten years of war – with no end in sight; hundreds of thousands of lives lost – including 6,000 US soldiers; trillions of dollars wasted – and a military budget that has doubled from $350 billion to $700 billion; torture of prisoners – and no accountability for those who torture.