Is there any way HC & possibly other colleges(most notably Jesuit) can mount a drive to send money/goods to our Ukrainian sisters & brothers.? Our beloved Pope( as are all), the bridge to Our Lord has set the paradigm by sending two Cardinals to Ukraine as his personal envoy to end the grotesque slaughter.. We do not want "Men & Women for Others" to be an empty slogan. Words are cheap and I have nothing else but words to offer. Old & lame, Mr. Magoo.
Post by newfieguy74 on Mar 6, 2022 12:58:53 GMT -5
I sent a donation to World Central Kitchen (WCK.org I think), Chef Jose Andres amazing non-profit that has fed people in Haiti and other places after disasters. They're currently feeding Ukrainian refugees who enter Poland. I'm sure there are other worthy organizations as well.
Post by WCHC Sports on Mar 7, 2022 10:00:35 GMT -5
I fear that sending money into a war zone is a good way to see it be bombed, or go unused. Kind of like donating new furniture to a house fire victim and placing a new couch in the living room while the house is still burning.
We are not allowed to talk politics, but I'll risk a ban or suspension for this comment: we go into every godforsaken hole in the earth to wage war-- to fight ideologies and terrorists, to secure oil, other matters-- but to prevent a slaughter, we cannot? It's not "our war," but a much weaker precedent or threshold has been set.
I'd be the first Republican to tell you too much American blood, too much treasure, too much of our spending and associated deficit, has been allocated to "Defense," which since at least the 1990s means attack/invasion/occupation.
If we're afraid of triggering a nuclear war, it may still be coming. I don't know if Russia could do such a thing without facing even greater devastation, but let's not assume Putin is thinking rationally. We're watching hundreds, thousands, millions be affected, and the world is standing on the pretense of alliances. It just seems uncomfortable to say the least, speaking to the "men and women for others" mantra as mm67 mentions above.
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As the world watches and reacts to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a panel of Holy Cross professors and Russia experts discussed why it happened and where it leaves us now.
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Amy Singleton Adams, Professor of Russian Studies, Program Coordinator, Studies in World Literatures Nina Barzachka, Assistant Professor of Political Science Judith Chubb, Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society, Political Science, Russian and Eastern European Studies Diana Dukhanova, Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian Studies Cynthia Hooper, Associate Professor of History, Director of Russian and Eastern European Studies Olga Partan, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Russian Studies
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