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Viatorians Cautiously Optimistic About Ending U.S. Participation in Yemen

December 19, 2018

There isn’t always good news to report in the world of social justice, but there is this month as reported by members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men.

Great news, the said, in one of their latest Justice and Peace alerts.

“After years of building up support, our coalition’s work has yielded a successful Senate vote (63-37) to advance a measure to end U.S. participation in the war in Yemen. With supportive leadership in the House coming this January, we have a reasonable chance to end U.S. participation in the war very soon. Stay tuned for ways to achieve this goal.”

The conference also coordinated nonviolent protective accompaniment for the Posadas, which took place Dec. 15 on both sides of the border between San Diego and Tijuana. They had a team of religious and others who participated to further these goals: accompany those most in need, prevent and defuse hostility and violence, interrupt de-humanization and lastly, to re-humanize and cultivate empathy.

“Let us allow Advent to prepare our hearts to receive and encounter the vulnerability of the Christmas gift,” said Eli McCarthy, Director of Justice and Peace for CMSM.