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An Eye For Others: Dorothy Day, Journalist: 1916-1917

An Eye For Others: Dorothy Day, Journalist: 1916-1917


“A nation can be considered great when it … strives for justice and the cause of the oppressed, as Dorothy Day did by her tireless work” (Pope Francis, Address to U.S. Congress). That work began in the autumn of 1916 when Dorothy was hired by The New York Call at the age of 18. Guided by two dozen articles with her byline, we encounter a writer at the outset of her career dedicated to changing a world indifferent to the plight of the less fortunate through journalism. Dorothy’s months at The Call coincide with the United States’ buildup for its entrance into the war raging in Europe. This drumbeat for war sets the pace as young Dorothy composes her articles as a pacifist and friend of the working poor. Those who know Dorothy through her later work will recognize her eye for others and her unwavering commitment to a peaceful society through mutual cooperation, justice and brotherly love.

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