Claire Schaeffer-Duffy, a freelance writer, lives and works at the Sts. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her articles and reviews have appeared in America, Commonweal, US Catholic, the collection Nonviolence as a Way of Life: History, Theory, and Practice and Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia for US Peace and Anti-war Movements. Her profiles and investigative reporting have merited Catholic Press Awards. Claire and husband Scott have four children and three grandchildren. He runs marathons, and she, too, is still logging the miles.

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Court rulings stall controversial plastics factory in Louisiana

Formosa Plastic Group's plan to build a manufacturing complex in St. James Parish has suffered setbacks after permits were put on hold, pending reevaluation of impacts on wetlands and Black-majority neighborhoods.

Sharon Lavigne's fighting faith on the bayou

Two years ago, Sharon Lavigne founded the faith-based group Rise St. James, putting her at the forefront of a campaign to thwart construction of the Formosa Plastics complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana.

Book Review

'The Risk of the Cross' reckons with our nuclear danger

Book review: Art Laffin's newly revised The Risk of the Cross finds in the Gospel of Mark a vitalizing and nonviolent theology that is chillingly relevant on this 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Peace scholar says finding disappeared victims of Mexico's drug war 'a moral issue'

Pietro Ameglio Patella thinks the phrase "drug war" does not accurately describe the conflict in Mexico. "What really is happening in Mexico is a trans-national, inter-capitalist war for the monopoly over an illegal commodity and other crimes," he said.

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