Update (February 2004)
The political rhetoric is filling the air from the Primaries to the State of the Union speech. So many promises yet our society has a sense of having been betrayed and trust is withheld. Our faith is challenged by aworld filled with war and alienation, a world in which people are broken and enslaved by poverty and unjust structures. For people who believe, it is a call to engagement and commitment to bring hope to a people and to our time. Life does not have to be arranged so that a few prosper and many suffer. The fear, alienation, domination, exclusion and violence that mark our century are consequences of human actions and decisions. What is needed is a transformation.