As religious leaders serving the Pasadena community, we bear witness to the everyday struggles of the working poor. While Pasadena is the home to great institutions and enormous wealth among its residents, we also see unbearable suffering among poor families, including many children.
Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.
White House Invites Nurse Fired for Speaking Out at Huntington Hospital to National Summit on Worker Voice. end-off Press Conference Planned Monday at Pasadena City Hall
Why Is Homelessness Growing in Some Parts of Los Angeles County, Falling in Others? Which Programs Are Working, Which Are Not—and Why?
Irene Monroe: We clearly see the geopolitics of a soft church bureaucrat evangelizing to today’s shrinking American Catholic Church—an institution that is less churched, less married, less white, and less conservative.
David A. Love: The show’s visual symbolism was a not so subtle acknowledgement of #BlackLivesMatter, its impact on the black community and popular culture, and the ways in which it has altered the political discourse.
Randy Shaw: Cities have known since the 1990’s that a combination of affordable housing and support services—known now as “supportive housing”—dramatically reduces homelessness.
Rob Okun: When that prospective gay groom shouted at you, “By whose authority…” were you denying issuing the licenses and you said, “God’s”—I woke up.
Robert Reich: Planned Parenthood is under attack and it’s up to all of us to fight back. Any society that respects women must respect their right to control their own bodies.
Carl Matthes: When I was about 20, I played the Variations at a concert at a Los Feliz Catholic Church here in Los Angeles. In the audience was my mother who overheard a Catholic priest whisper to his companion, “that boy has a troubled soul!
Christina Forrester: We wouldn’t be talking about Kim Davis still if so many, including some in the Republican party, weren’t validating her actions.
Danny Feingold: Will the UC system be held to a higher standard on one of the defining issues of our time?
Julie Gutman Dickinson: In the age of rampant income inequality, the overhyped promises of the sharing economy are running headlong into a growing desire by Americans for a caring economy.
his declaration is no joke or exaggeration or distortion of the truth! I know many of you have read about this new law before regarding illness pay (or have heard it reported in the news). Nevertheless, this article is by no means redundant, so please read on. As of July 1st of this year, each […]