Monika Wohlfeld teaches at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta, and Father Bob Holmes is the peace and justice director of Basilian Fathers. He often leads tours to Israel and Palestine and works with the Christian Peacemakers Team in Hebron. Today both guests discuss the ways in which many democratic governments are doing a bad job of defending the rights of minority or indigenous populations that they should instead be protecting: the refugees seeking admission to Europe at the Polish border and in the Mediterranean, the Palestinian children trying to go to school in Hebron, and the Wetsuweten people whose land is to become the site of a pipeline, against their wishes. We discuss ways of improving the institutions that are serving us so poorly, and Bob reminds us of the people he knows who are bravely standing up against these cruelties.
• Father Bob Holmes
• Monika Wohlfeld
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