Trump fuels anti-Asian hate wave: What to do

03/30/2020, Times Square. NYC

AGN Editor Preface: There’s no question President Trump’s attitude and comments are fueling hostility towards Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI). National organizations are trying to combat the hatred. They take a more generic approach, while others are rooted in community-based heritage and AAPI cultural identity. On a personal level, you owe it to yourself to stand up for yourself and […]

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DC Homeless experience COVID-19 side effects

Union Station missing spring tourists

The homeless community in the Washington, D.C. metro region are abnormally adversely affected by all the side ramifications of COVID-19 from not being able to frequent their usual haunts to not being able to panhandle. Many of the most vulnerable suffer from mental illness and may not even be aware of the crisis. They may not understand the symptoms of […]

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DC Tenants Union draws attention to affordability crisis

TENAC organizes, April 5, 2019

The DC Tenants Union met on July 20, 2019 at the All Souls Church on 16th Street in Washington, D.C. Visitors and union members exchanged stories about how increasing rent prices have affected them and what they are trying to do about it. DC Tenants Union is one of a handful of organizations representing tenant organizing and advocacy by tenants […]

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Maximum pressure on North Korea: humanitarian groups labor under sanctions

North Korean children perform at school children palace

According to Women Cross DMZ, North Koreans this winter will continue to struggle with an unprecedented number of sanctions. Sanctions have been imposed on North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea) since 1950 ostensibly because it is an authoritarian communist regime. However the number of sanctions rose sharply after 2006 for its launching of ballistic missiles and conducting of nuclear […]

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Zhentong: Monkhood, cultivation, and few regrets

Journey to discover the Way

In the war of the worlds, good news is getting harder to share. Nevertheless, its important to share stories of hope, self-actualization, and well-being. Sister Zhentong rejected the lifestyle of an ordinary woman. Like Sakyamuni, she retreated from the world to try to answer deep questions. Who are we, and what is our final destiny? Must we live lives of […]

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Will the Church Repair it’s Reputation?

Pope Gregory XIII Unleashing Draco

Note: This article contains disturbing details and imagery per the article on  crimes against humanity cited below.  Now that mainstream media is hailing Pope Francis as the “rockstar of the Catholic Church,” it is clear that what the Pope espouses resonates with his crowds. It’s time to help the poor, care for the environment, and offer decent opportunities for the […]

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Pope Francis’s Speeches Contain Blessings for the Poor

Pope Francis at U.S. Congress

Pope Francis’s speech to the Congress yesterday emphasized the need to work together, to take care of the poor, and the moral imperative of climate change. His text contains much in the way of moral allusions and transcendent perspective and spoken with a heavily accented English was difficult to understand at times. In fact, his speech is so unusual in […]

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