Monthly Archives: October 2012

Not in Our Name

[Note: the following speech was delivered at the vigil, led by the South Dakota Peace & Justice Center, Pax Christi SD, and South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, for the execution of Donald Moeller at the SD State … Continue reading

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Does mercy lie in death or life in prison?

(Note: this piece originally appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 27 October 2012.) When I ponder different challenges facing us as people, the memory of my grandfather’s or one of my parents’ voices … Continue reading

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The end of two eras

This week, South Dakota lost two legends: Senator George McGovern (D) and longtime Lakota activist and American Indian Movement (AIM) leader Russell Means. On the surface, the two men could hardly have been more different. The son of a Methodist … Continue reading

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A Candle in the Window (further reflections on the death penalty)

Execution eve We vigiled in prayer, song Where was justice, peace? Not in taking lives. Nonviolent Jesus lead Us to live Your Ways. “To visit the imprisoned,” is the last of Jesus Beatitudes. Let us try to connect with those … Continue reading

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Reflections on an Execution

Last night, October 15th, the state of South Dakota put Eric Robert to death. Robert’s case was not clouded by questions of possible innocence, of the exculpatory DNA evidence that comes too late. There was no chance that the state … Continue reading

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Taking the wind out of renewable energy’s sails?

A recent study by the USDA Economic Research Service found that in South Dakota, every two megawatts of increased wind energy production resulted in an increase in personal income of $22,000 and the creation of one full-time job. South Dakota … Continue reading

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Welcome to A Mighty Flood of Justice, the official blog of the South Dakota Peace & Justice Center! Here we’ll keep you up-to-date on issues of peace and justice in South Dakota and on the national stage. You can visit … Continue reading

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