Issues




Nonviolence . . . Human trafficking . . . Women . . . . The elderly . . . Immigrants' rights . . .. Housing. . . Children . . . Prisoners' rights . . . Health care . . . World Hunger . . . Globalization, as it affects Latin America . . . Care of the earth . . . Seamless ethic of life

Note: The ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author's and should not be ascribed to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes or its members.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Town Hall Airs Concerns for Senator Johnson

Last February 23rd, CSA Justice Coordinator Sister Sally Ann Brickner attended the two-hour Town Hall (with Senator Ron Johnson in absencia) held at the public library in Green Bay.  About 300 people filled the Auditorium. She was able to ask Senator Johnson if he would conduct a cost-benefit analysis of construction of the wall between USA & Mexico, and also whether we would enhance border security along the Canadian border through which more undocumented persons enter the USA. (Can you find me in the photo?) Read more.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cultural Diversity Shines at Gathering

Fond du Lac, WI - Celebrate commUNITY drew its largest crowd ever for its 10th annual opening ceremonies February 18 at the fairgrounds. The city’s key multicultural event kicked off with the powerful percussions of the Gordon Williams Gii Taa’se Brothertown Indian Singers and Dancers, followed by a presentation of flags.

Ethnic foods and flavors, dance groups, games and crafts lured thousands of people throughout the day as temperatures peaked at an unseasonably warm 60 degrees. 

People have the wrong image of the small, Arab country of Kuwait and especially the Muslim religion, said another exchange student, Nada Alawadhi. She believes m any Americans have the wrong impression of her country of Kuwait, a small Arab nation on the Persian Gulf with a cultural heritage dating back to antiquity. Read more.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Red Hand Day



Members of Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, marked messages in red on their hands to express their desire that children be protected from coercion to become child soldiers. On February 12, 2002, the Convention on the Rights of the Child entered into force. February 12 was chosen as Red Hand Day. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

An Invitation To Pray For The Victims Of Human Trafficking

Caritas organisations and supporters are invited to pray for the child and adolescent victims of human trafficking. Caritas joins with the Vatican and a variety of religious orders to remember children who have been trafficked and reflect on how we can help them. Read more.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Local Billboard Promotes Justice and Peace

A billboard in the city of Fond du Lac at Hwy 45 and Scott Street will be on display for the entire month of February. We believe that quoting the Gospel is the best response. Thank you for your support in promoting peace and justice!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Women’s March Largest Nonviolent Demonstration in “Herstory”

 
It was the largest nonviolent demonstration in “herstory. Millions showed up! Fortune Magazine’s latest estimate is that approximately 1 of every 100 USA citizens attended one of the demonstrations. Whether or not you were able to participate in one of the marches that took place on January 21, 2017 is not as significant as being actively engaged in protecting women’s rights. We must commit to gender equality which is Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals. The majority of human trafficking victims are women and girls, and 1 in 3 is a child. Thus, what you do to end slavery is significant. The U. S. Department of State reminds us of actions we can take. Cautionary note: the Trump Administration is modifying governmental websites on a daily basis so I don’t know how long the link will remain posted.

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Forward from Catholics in Alliance


In one hour, Donald John Trump will be inaugurated the 45th President of the United States.

Next week, we will be at a meeting with the new President at the White House, and we want to deliver a letter to him from the Catholic community.

In the letter, we promise the President that we will pray for him, but that in the spirit of St. Thomas More, we will challenge him to live up to the highest demands of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We tell him we'll fight for a nation where the poor are blessed, the last are first, and strangers are welcomed.

Please sign onto to our letter, and forward it to friends and family who want to do the same.
We're willing to encounter, engage, and befriend anyone to make Pope Francis's dream for the United States a lived reality: "let this be a place where everyone is welcomed, loved, and forgiven."
Let's challenge President Trump to do the same.

Also, your support is crucial to our work in the first days of Donald Trump's presidency. Will you chip in and invest in our efforts today?

Thank you for all you do.