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Now available on DVD
?“Selma” (PG-13): The film, directed by Ava DuVernay, “is both mesmerizing drama and timely history lesson,” says Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald. At its center is the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (played by David Oyelowo). But Selma isn’t a biopic; rather, it takes place over several months in the spring of 1965 in Alabama, where a group of courageous African-American activists decided they could no longer wait to demand the right to vote. (The movie won an Oscar for best original song with Glory).

Bright Ideas
Since 1996, alkaline batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste.
Here is the bottom line:
• Never dispose of batteries in fire because they could explode.
• If you have large numbers of alkaline batteries (say dozens or hundreds or more) contact your trash disposal company or municipal waste disposal department for instructions.

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The Holy See
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Franciscan Media
Zenit: Catholic News from Rome
Order of Friars Minor (OFM) International Web Site
Consistent Life (formerly Seamless Garment Network)
Earth Ministry
Secular Franciscan Order’s Ecology Commission
USCCB Environmental Justice Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
Web of Creation
St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor
Franciscan Action Network (FAN)
The Franciscan Center for Social Concern at St. Bonaventure University
Franciscans International at the United Nations (Geneva and New York)
Bread for the World
Center of Concern in Washington, D.C.
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Friends Committee on National Legislation
National Right to Life Committee
Network: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Catholic Peace Fellowship
Global Peace Services USA
The Institute for Peace and Justice
Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service
Pax Christi USA
1,000 Years of Peace, sponsored by St. Anthony Messenger Press
Teaching Tolerance
Los Alamos Study Group