Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Postville--When good things emerge from disaster
Longtime readers of this blog will remember that I started writing here just prior to the major ICE raid on a meat processing plant in tiny Postville IA. It was a multiple layer disaster: wave after wave of bad news emerged from that "action hero movie"-style event (complete with Blackhawk helicopters and cop car caravans).
In a story entitled "Postville detainees embrace role as rights advocates" the Cedar Rapids Gazette newspaper reported on how the immigrants themselves were changed by the experience.
They have become human rights advocates and activists!
The YouTube video at the top of this post illustrates the article. Pastoral minister at St. Bridget's explains how God works through disaster when people step up to the plate.
Globalize hope in 2010!