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Take Action – Stand in solidarity with Syrian refugees

By Eric L. Steckel In the wake of the tragic events in Paris on November 13, 2015, Catholic Charities of the East Bay urges the community to stand in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of Syrians and others displaced by the violence in their homeland. While...
Refugee Crisis – Bring Hope to Those in Crisis

Refugee Crisis – Bring Hope to Those in Crisis

If you’ve paid attention to the news over the past several weeks, you’ve witnessed the plight of Syrian refugees flooding into Europe. In a state of limbo, families are fleeing persecution and strife, leaving behind everything that they know to embark on a dangerous...
Would You Drop Everything to Work in Fast Food?

Would You Drop Everything to Work in Fast Food?

By Eric L. Steckel Imagine leaving your home, your career, everything you know, to take a job in an East Oakland fast food joint. With all due respect to the fast food industry, why would anyone choose to do that? The question should be, “What would force anyone to...