Frida Berrigan’s Statement at Liz McAlister’s Sentencing

Liz McAlister, the eldest of the King Bay Plowshares 7, was sentenced on Monday via video to time served, three years supervised release and for a portion of the restitution for the seven of just over $30,000. Frida Berrigan offered the statement below before her mother was sentenced. Good morning, friends, My name is Frida …

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Hot off the Press: It Runs in the Family by Frida Berrigan

It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood By Frida Berrigan “A moving chronicle of the things that make for love and peace, elegantly written by a woman who knows more than most about both. How to balance family, children, intimate partnership with urgent rescue of the gravely …

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These Intersections: On Writing Celebrant’s Flame: Daniel Berrigan in Memory and Reflection

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann Society had developed and perfected a whole lexicon as ways of stigmatizing the wrong that threatened its wrongs. You know the phrases: to the poor – wrong side of the tracks; to a child in school – wrong question, wrong answer; to the people’s spectrum – wrong color; to the women – …

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The Sandbox Revolution

Today, we celebrate the release of The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World, a beautiful anthology of collective wisdom for those whose lives are wrapped up with children and who are hungering for a more just world. This collection is edited by our very own Lydia Wylie-Kellermann, co-founder of RadicalDiscipleship.net. You can purchase the …

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The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World

By Lydia Wylie-Kellermann Radical Discipleship friends, I wanted to share some exciting news! For the past year and a half, I have been working on pulling together a beautiful anthology that will soon be a very real book! It’s called The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World. It is being published by Broadleaf …

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How Do You Tell the Kids that Grandma Is in Jail for Resisting Nuclear Weapons?

By Frida Berrigan. Re-posted from truth-out.org. “Our grandma is in jail,” Madeline tells a woman wrestling a shopping cart at Target. “She went over a war fence and tried to make peace,” Seamus adds helpfully. “They arrested her, and she is in jail now.” “Where?” the woman asks, looking from them to me in disbelief …

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How Do I Reassure My Children About the Future When the Future Is Terrifying? An activist’s lament.

By Frida Berrigan, Re-posted from TomDispatch.com and MotherJones.com. As a mother and an activist, here’s what I’ve concluded as 2018 begins: It’s getting harder and harder to think about the future—at least in that soaring Whitney Houston fashion. You know the song: “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead …

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