1) Christian charity (also see Who Invented Charity?)
The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul: the first professional nurses

2) Monsignor Georges Lemaître

3) Brother Andrew Gordon, OSB

4) Fra. Roger Bacon, OFM

5) Father Roberto Busa, SJ: Inventor of Hypertext

6) Abbot Gregor Mendel, OSA

Source: Catholic Memes

Also see: Catholic Lab Posters


NAACP, clergy, and activists step-up activity in North Carolina against racist, oppressive austerity regime
May 6, 2013 

Human-rights activists against the vision of oppression offered by North Carolina’s Republican leaders say they’re stepping up the nonviolent demonstrations until they are rightfully heard. The protesters are resisting the oppresive, backward, Republican-ledeffort to block Medicaid expansion, cut unemployment, cut tax credits for the working class and promote policies that defund education, among other grievances.

The NAACP and other activists say they’re ready to be arrested again Monday as they protest decisions of the General Assembly. A prayer demonstration against the harmful, destructive policies last Monday led to 17 arrests.

Rev. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP, said the evening will begin with a news conference at Davie Street Presbyterian Church where protesters will introduce themselves and lay out their disagreement over GOP lawmakers’ plans for Medicaid, unemployment benefits, the earned income tax credit, voting rights, public education and the state’s pre-kindergarten education program. He expects the crowd to include Triangle-area college professors and clergy from Charlotte. Barber said those who were arrested last week will again try to get into the legislative building. He hopes lawyers for the NAACP and General Assembly Police can work out a plan ahead of time to keep the protest peaceful. Barber said last week that the NAACP is planning a tour of up to 20 counties that are home to lawmakers most associated with Republican policies.

Photo source/Huff post article with context
Open letter from NAACP protesters

Jesus does not try to be popular, scintillating or relevant to the masses planning to assassinate her by saying, “You know these hoes ain’t loyal.” Instead, he lovingly speaks divine truth into a volatile situation by simply calling those who wish to judge this unnamed woman for her adultery and disloyalty to look at themselves before demeaning, demoralizing and killing this woman. Bryant, the commentators and all of us would do well to follow this example before throwing stones at women to get a quick amen, or an explosive, though hugely effective, media sound bite.

So, maybe the problem isn’t that “these hoes ain’t loyal.” Maybe the problem is that black women have been too loyal for far too long to men who aren’t truly loyal to them.

—  "Listen, Pastor Bryant: The Real Issue Is Women Are Too Loyal  "  by Frances Cudjoe Waters 

Frances Cudjoe Waters is a United Methodist pastor as well as a writer, blogger and frequent lecturer with a focus on issues of faith and justice, culture and family life. She has written for The Root and the Huffington Post and blogs at BTransformed.com. Follow her on Twitter.