Tom Webb

Tom Webb was born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA. Since 1980 I have pursued graduate studies at the University of San Francisco (Theology, 1982), Duquesne University (Formative Spirituality 1994) and Catholic Theological Union (Pastoral Studies 2003). I have spent nearly 20 years living and working in the San Francisco Bay area as a Catholic high school teacher, lay pastoral associate and non-profit administrator. Additionally I have been involved in faith-based justice and peace and reconciliation efforts, including serving on the national council of Pax Christi USA. After spending nearly 13 years outside the Bay Area, I have now returned and serve on the staff of the Oakland Catholic Worker.

Stories by Tom

A Long Walk for Nuclear Disarmament

  The Chinese philosopher Lao Tze once observed, “[A] journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” On Sunday morning, March 22nd, in[Read more]

Canticle Farms: Dancing on the Horizon

[slideshow_deploy id=’8273′] When one hears the word “farm,” all sorts of images cross one’s mind.  The idyllic world described in the childhood nursery rhyme  “Old[Read more]

A Faith That Bears Good Fruit

  Josefina Lopez, the co-founder and proprietor of Corazon del Pueblo on East Oakland’s International Boulevard, may seem an unlikely social activist,  Her mild demeanor[Read more]

The Spirit of MLK’s Dream Alive in East Oakland

[slideshow_deploy id=’7803′]   Celebrating the 86th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birth, East Oakland residents of District 7 organized an annual street clean-up and[Read more]

The Lights of East Oakland

In the darkest moments of people’s lives there appears to be an innate desire to search for hope. And evidence of that hope is often[Read more]

A Professorial Mayoral Campaign

Exiting the elevator on the 6th Floor of the Oakland Central Suites to cover the mayoral campaign of Joe Tuman, I was surprised to see[Read more]

Flowers of East Oakland

If one judges by simple appearances, the neighborhoods which comprise East Oakland seem to teem with problems. The murder rate, though down from years past,[Read more]