LORI DONATH SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

Please join Columbia Friends for a Second Hour Program on December 27th at 11:30 to hear the spiritual journey of Lori Donath from Columbia Friends Meeting.

Lori Donath participates in various groups within Columbia Friends
Meeting; the rest of the time she mothers two young children, wrangles a wild yarden, and teaches about/studies language, culture, and social
life at the University of South Carolina.

Join us Sunday:

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Plowshare 7 1st Verdict

After a year of waiting since being convicted after trial in October 2019, two of the seven KBP defendants begin their sentences on Monday, December 14. Carmen Trotta and Martha Hennessy will be reporting to two different Federal Correctional Institutions on December 14 by 2 pm. There is a great risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus in prisons which have four times the rate of the general community.


Carmen, 58, who has provided three decades of hospitality and food at St. Joseph House Catholic Worker in NYC and been a key organizer to shut down Guantanamo and led protests to end the bombing and blockade of Yemen will report to FCI Otisville, NY. Community members will drive him an hour and a half north of NYC to begin his 14 month sentence. He has completed 7 1/2 weeks in pretrial confinement. Combined with good time, he may be released by November or December 2021.

Martha, 65, the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, splits her time in Vermont living with her family and grandkids with serving at Maryhouse Catholic Worker
in NYC. She’ll be reporting to FCI Danbury, CT to begin a 10 month sentence. She has also served 7 1/2 weeks pretrial and may be released after 7 or 8 months. Danbury Federal prison gained notoriety from the TV mini-series, Orange is the New Black. Recently deceased plowshares activist Sr. Ardeth Platte was the model for one of the characters from her time there.

For more information down below of who to contact will be listed on the document.

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Constitutional Convention Resolutions

December 10, 2020
Constitutional Convention Resolutions: Why You Should Care
Resolutions to amend the U. S. Constitution through a “Balanced Budget Article V Convention” resolution or a “Convention of States” resolution made significant progress in the South Carolina General Assembly and have already been passed in legislatures in many states. These resolutions represent a substantial danger to our federal Constitution and to the Republic that it has sustained for more than two centuries. South Carolinians across the political spectrum have ample reason to reject these measures. Our Constitution has often sustained, sometimes frustrated, and frequently puzzled us, but it has held us together in a united nation. We cannot put this at risk.
The “balanced budget” version is only five states from the required 34 states needed to call a convention under Article V. The “Convention of States” model is further from approval. However, it really doesn’t matter what version is passed by the states. Most constitutional
scholars agree that the Convention, once called, will determine its own processes and scope, without reference to state resolutions.1 They would not do so in a vacuum. Once called, a convention would draw intense pressure from well-funded special interests. That is certainly the
intention of those funding the national push for these initiatives, including the wealthy Koch and Mercer families who have backed the resolutions as proposed.2 3 Others, perhaps equally well
funded, could work to influence a Convention with different intentions. We don’t know who will win. Let’s consider the possibilities.

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