Jesse Remedios is a Bertelsen Editorial Intern with the National Catholic Reporter. He graduated from Duke University in 2017 with a B.A. in History with a focus on Human Rights and Social Movements. He spent his first year out of college serving with the AmeriCorps City Year program in Washington, D.C.
"It was simply a religiously motivated, sacramental action," says Martha Hennessy, one of the seven who were arrested and charged for their anti-nuclear protest at a naval base last year.
Hundreds of Catholics gathered on Capitol Hill to express their disgust at the treatment of immigrant children. In unison, they demanded an end to migrant child detention; 70 Catholic leaders were arrested.
The Wild Goose Festival uses an annual weekend of music, performances, conversations and storytelling to inspire people of all backgrounds to to go out and make the world a better place.
"Defund hate. Invest in love." That was the cry of advocates calling for funding cuts to federal immigration agencies during a June 25 demonstration in the Senate Russell Office Building, amid on-going debates in Congress over $4.5 billion of emergency border funding and reports of unsafe conditions for children and other migrants in detention.