Aaron McCarroll Gallegos manages social media for the United Church of Canada and was a founding member of D.C. Barrios Unidos, a gang intervention group.
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Human Vs. Political Needs
We're In the Forgiving Business
Roots and Wings
What Goes Around Comes Around
A recent article in The New York Times reported that environmental consciousness and community trust in Portland, Oregon, can now be found in the form of a yellow bicycle.
Room in the Inn?
And you shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the soul of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt. -Exodus 23:9
Speaking from the Heart
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A Light on East Timor
Indonesia’s brutal 19-year occupation of East Timor has caused the deaths of one-third of the island’s population—some 200,000 people—and shows no sign of letting up soon.
Disturbing the Borders
The reclamation of Chicano artistic life that came out of the movements of the 1960s has provided the images and symbols that fuel the Latino community's struggle to find itself.
Mimicking the Divine
The most successful method of resistance among the Maya in Mexico and Central America from the time of the Spanish conquest in the 15th century has been the transmission of religious and cultural
Two very distinct types of culture exist, and both are active forces in our society today.
Welcoming the Stranger Among Us
New waves of immigration challenge supporters of NAFTA and provide opportunities for American revitalization.
When Spirits Dance and Angels Fly
MTV's Latin Beat
The recent launching of MTV's Latin American network, MTV Latino, marks a new era in communications characterized by the concentration of control over the world's media outlets into the hands
Bound for Glory
The spiritual soul of John Coltrane's music.
Sewing Seeds of Change: Latina seamstresses fight back; Timor: The Long Arm of Activism
Examples of on-the-ground activism
At the Border of Soul and Body
A Latin American past and a North American future.
Gandhi, Faith, and Tolerance
Ben Kingsley's portrayal of Gandhi in the 1982 movie was a serious challenge to my Pentecostal Christian faith.
Colonization by Television
In the past several years, the two largest Spanish-language television networks in the United States, Telemundo and Univision, have faced protests from Latinos..
Crossing the River Jordan on Guitar
Santana for multiple generations