Freedom Center's bold challenge
EDITORIALS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2004
A good museum inspires people to look. A superior museum inspires people to look and to speak. So compelling are the exhibits at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center that we believe visitors will not be able to remain silent.
Juvenile inmate abuse unconscionable
The abuse of teenage inmates at Ohio's only juvenile prison for girls is inexcusable. After outside investigators complained, Ohio Department of Youth Services corrected some conditions of an almost Dickensian nature at Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility and fired about a dozen workers, but more systemic reform is needed, and fast.
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YOUR VOICE: MIKE MCCALMONT
'And we'll sing about freedom ...'
I began singing with the Martin Luther King Chorale about five years ago. I was joined by my daughter Laura for two of the three years I sang in the group. Then my son Drew joined me and Laura in the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center chorus.
The Freedom Center isn't just about exhibits, but about creating a safe place to extend and deepen the local and national dialogue on crucial issues
More than a museum
A grand, bold vision for change
Challenging the barriers to freedom
'Candle in the window' marks a safe house
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CRISIS IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Survivors network: It's time to get an accounting|
David Clohessy is the national director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). Clohessy said a priest molested him and his brothers as children, and that one of his brothers grew up to become a priest who is also a sexual abuser.
Voice of the Faithful: Seeking changes
Jim Muller, a physician who battled nuclear weapons, has turned his attention to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. He is a founder and former president of Voice of the Faithful, one of several grassroots, lay organizations formed in the wake of the clergy sex abuse in the Church.
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'Voices' hope to empower laity
One response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis, which is currently erupting in the Catholic Church in Cincinnati, has been the development of a national organization called Voice of the Faithful (VOTF). Currently there are more than 30,000 members and 181 affiliates across the United States.
Speak out now
So far at least 10 former students have filed suit alleging sexual abuse at the hands of former Elder High School Principal Lawrence Strittmatter.