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SFA Pleads for End of Contemporary Slavery

Click here to take action today! – http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/Governor_Crist_stand_against_slavery Even as we continue putting the pieces together for a major campaign calling on food service providers to take responsibility for farmworker exploitation, the latest case of slavery in Florida’s fields – and Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s deafening silence in response – compels us to take action [...]

“Creative Industries” Support Florida’s Economy

Florida Highlighted for Best Practices in Using Arts and Culture to Stimulate the Economy January 21, 2009 Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning is pleased to announce that Florida has been highlighted in a new report from the National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices called Using Arts and Culture to Stimulate State Economic Development. [...]

Pres. Obama’s Weekly Video Address 1/24/09

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 at 5:55 am President Obama delivers Your Weekly Address In his first weekly address since being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama discusses how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will jump-start the economy. “This is not just a short-term program to boost employment,” [...]

A Call to Social Action For the Impoverished

In Gustavo Gutierrez’s book, On Job, he addresses the problem of the wealthy not caring for those who are poor. It is too often that those who are misfortunate are overlooked by those who have the wealth and capabilities to aid them. It is the moral obligation of people fortunate enough to live in comfortable [...]

The Injustice and Anti-Spirituality of War

The inspirational twentieth-century monk, Thomas Merton, being a contemporary of atrocities such as Auschwitz, Hiroshima, and Vietnam, became quite aware of the dangers and injustices within the institution of war. In a letter to Etta Gullick, Merton wrote “There is one task for me that takes precedence over everything else: working with such means as [...]

A Spiritual Call to Creativity

In Dynamics of Faith, Paul Tillich writes, “characteristic of a symbol is that it opens up levels of reality which otherwise are closed for us.”  Art and, more generally, creativity are types of symbols.  They represent that which humans want to express.  Therefore, creativity is one of the most important aspects of being human because [...]

Respect Yer Mama Tour Coming to St. A

The Respect Yer Mama Tour from Riot Folks! Collective is coming to town on Feb. 22 and will hold one workshop out of the following choices.  Check back to staugnews.com soon for updates on this event. -Radical Healthcare For Communities: How can people from marginalized communities, genders, & sexualities take control over our own health?  [...]