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Wangari Muta Maathai

Wangari Muta Maathai
Wangari Muta Maathai (1940-2011) was internationally recognized for her persistent struggle for democracy, human rights and environmental conservation in Africa and beyond.

“Soiled by the mud of the street:” Pope Francis and the Working Class

Pope Francis I
A simple “letter” can cement a tradition, forge alliances, defend the voiceless. Indeed, Catholic Social Teaching began with one. James Gibbons, the Archbishop of Baltimore, hand-delivered a letter to Pope Leo XIII in 1887, protesting the Archbishop of Quebec’s earlier condemnation of the newly formed Knights of Labor.
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