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Joanna Arellano

About the Blogger

Joanna Arellano is the Associate Director for the Office for Peace and Justice.

Blog posts by Joanna Arellano

  • Monday, November 16, 2015

    “Are you the King of the Jews?”

    In the Gospel reading for the Feast of Christ the King, Pilate’s question to Jesus is identical to what we are asked every day by our systems and institutions - “Are you who they say you are? “Are you who God said you are?” That question in itself tests each of us. Am I really created for love, joy, and happiness? Am I really unique in my talents and gifts to share with the world?


  • Tuesday, March 04, 2014

    Rwandan Joy

    It is important to be able to make people welcome; this is something even more beautiful than any kind of ornament or decoration…because when we are generous in welcoming people...not only do we no longer remain poor; we are enriched.” – Pope Francis, Varginha Favela