Jennifer Svetlik

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My Morning with Daniel Berrigan

by Jennifer Svetlik 03-09-2010

As a Sojourners intern last year, I, along with my community-mates, had the opportunity to request speakers to invite to address us during weekly seminars. Peace activist and poet Fr. Daniel Berrigan was on the top of my list.

School of the Americas Graduate Led Honduras Coup

by Jennifer Svetlik 06-30-2009
Sunday morning, a military coup took place in Honduras led by commander Gen. Romeo Vasquez, ousting democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya.

Mixed Signals on Immigration Enforcement

by Jennifer Svetlik 02-26-2009
Washington, D.C., is sending mixed signals about how to enforce immigration law, and immigrants and their families are suffering the consequences.

Come to the MLK Day Open House at Sojourners

by Jennifer Svetlik 01-15-2009
Right now at Sojourners we are feeling the energy of all the activities planned around the inauguration-the concerts, worship services, MLK day of service, and of course,

International Migrants Day

by Jennifer Svetlik 12-18-2008
Eight years ago, the United Nations proclaimed Dec. 18 as International Migrants Day.

A Texas Procession for Life

by Jennifer Svetlik 11-26-2008
In his 1995 encyclical The Gospel of Life, Pope John Paul II wrote, "Where life is involved, the service of charity must be profoundly consistent.

Sacred Pilgrimages to the School of the Americas and El Salvador

by Jennifer Svetlik 11-19-2008

Last spring, I made a pilgrimage to rural El Salvador to learn about the violence that had occurred there during the U.S-supported Salvadoran Civil War. The journey became a sacred one for me my first evening there, in the home of my host Florinda.

Voting Through the Lens of the Poor

by Jennifer Svetlik 10-23-2008
Around the nation, Christians are lifting up the biblical call to social justice and care for the poorest and most vulnerable, globally and in their communities, through participation in Sojourners

Catholic Bishops Denounce Immigration Raids as Anti-Family

by Jennifer Svetlik 09-15-2008

Christians for Comprehensive Immigration ReformLast year I lived in a Catholic Worker house that offers hospitality to immigrants without first inquiring about their legal status. One day, a woman called the house on behalf of two young boys who had come home to an empty apartment; [...]