By Sister Marge Staudt, OSF
Patience and Awok are Clarke University students from Cameroon who participated in the evening Town Hall for the 100% at St. Patrick’s Church. When the subjects of student debt and college loans were discussed, these young women shifted the focus to the reality of aid/economic development in foreign countries. Therese may be good intent, but far too often such assistance does not reach the people in greatest need.
Topics raised at previous Town Hall sessions were again given voice. To list a few: develop the art of listening; seek the values that promote the common good; the problems of big money in politics, guns in our society.
Making a difference in our world is a 24/7 and 365-day endeavor.
A concluding statement from the state legislator in attendance: “Getting together is a START. Staying together is a...