Posts Tagged as "pope francis"

Prop. 47 Can Turn 2016 into the ‘Year of Mercy’

February 16, 2016 / By
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I believe it was the my faith community, drug treatment, and school intervention counselors that saved my life. These are the institutions that Prop. 47 dollars should fund, not more investment in policing and jails – which is a concern among advocates of Prop. 47, and is completely contrary to the redemptive nature of the law.

Central Valley Youth Say Pope’s Message ‘Already Having an Impact’

September 25, 2015 / By
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California is also where many of the most pressing issues raised by the pontiff – from climate change to LGBTQ rights and immigration – remain at the fore of political debate. YouthWire asked its youth reporters to weigh in on some of the Pope’s positions on climate change, gay rights and immigration, and what his message might mean for their communities.