Studs continues his discussion of religion in contemporary society with Catholic Msgr. John Egan, Dr.
Studs discusses religion in contemporary society with Catholic Msgr. John Egan, Dr.
Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion. When she was a teenager, Sister Mary William told her parents that she wanted to become a nun. Sister Mary wanted to become a nun so that she could love and help many people.
Discussing the arrest and subsequent trial of peace demonstrators at the Great Lakes Naval Base near Waukegan, Illinois with Sister Dorothy Gartland.
Interview with Rev. George Morey and Jim Lee Osborne. They discuss southern country living and compare it to urban life and stereotypes. Studs reads a short excerpt from an article written by Mike Royko, columnist from the Chicago Tribune, who also interviewed Jim Lee Osborne. Also includes a short excerpt from an interview with Billy Jo Gatewood, another Appalachian transplant to Chicago.
Rev. Raymond Exum and Marguerite Klimkowski discuss the merits of the Equal Rights Amendment by comparing the 14th amendment, reviewing other federal and state laws, and considering gender based discrimination.
Father Leonard Dubi and community advocates Denise Ponzetti and Mary Lou Wolff discuss the Citizen's Action Program and community activism in Chicago.
Church leaders Howard Schomer, Elsie Schomer and Rabbi Jacob Weinstein talk about their experiences with the Vietnamese people they encountered. The group determined no matter who they came in contact with, two things were true, they were never told that they should leave Vietnam and that all the Vietnamese people longed for peace.
Father Roy Bourgeois travels the country, talking to groups of people who aren't aware that their tax dollars go to fund the School of the Americas. Bourgeois discovered that money provided was for military weapons & for the training of soldiers to torture and to kill people of Latin American countries.