by Ike Thacker There was a joke in the old Soviet Union: “They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work.” However widespread (or not) the sentiment suggested by this humor was, the attempt at levity does get at a central question regarding socialism, namely, how do you keep people motivated to work, give … Continue reading Socialism and Incentive
International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) statement on the current situation in Ukraine https://www.ifor.org/news/2022/3/1/not-to-war-ifor-voice-for-peace The International Fellowship of Reconciliation expresses its very strong concerns and deep sadness about the invasion and occupation being conducted by Russia in Ukraine. These are dark days in history. War is a crime against humanity and can never be justified. It … Continue reading NO TO WAR!
by Ike Thacker[Note: this statement was written well before the invasion had commenced.] Kyiv, capital of what used to be known as the wheat-field-laden “breadbasket” of the Soviet Union, is more than 500 miles by car from Moscow. Now the two capitals are even farther apart politically. In fact, it appears that Russia may … Continue reading Russia-Ukraine Ruminations
THIRD THURSDAY LUNCH SERIES presented by the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Sowers of Justice Network You are invited to join the discussion VIRTUALLY via Zoom, but the event will also be live-streamed. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtde2pqjgvE933jnGEnORuGNh5muvUxvN5 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Rose Smith … Continue reading MARCH Third Thursday Lunch: “Hurt to Hope and Ultimately, to Healing: How Gun Violence Changed My Life” with Rose Smith, March 17, 2022: Noon-1 PM