Arizona is at a crossroads. Political rhetoric has deteriorated. Blame and finger pointing is at an all-time high. Social justice, compassion and concern for the most vulnerable among us struggle for a place in the budget cutting approach that dominates state politics today.
The second Community Conversation on Economic Justice featured a lively panel of speakers (above, E. J. Dionne) to explore the inequality growing in our state and nation. Many thanks to those who attended and participated with excellent questions, and to our speakers: John Carr, E.J.Dionne, Bishop Gerald Kicanas and Dana Naimark, who updated us on Arizona’s status and called us to action.
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ABOUT MONSIGNOR RYLE
Monsignor Ryle was an ethical and intellectual leader in Arizona until his untimely death in December of 2005. His influence was felt not only in the Churches of Arizona but also in the centers of power in the Legislature and the Capitol. He was priest, friend, mentor, advocate, organizer, peacemaker and more to those who knew him and to the state of Arizona and its citizens.
A tireless advocate for the voiceless, Ryle worked relentlessly on behalf of the state’s poor, the mentally ill, the incarcerated, the elderly and children. Continue reading