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.


Friday, March 24, 2017

International Day of Mine Awareness


The use of anti-personnel mines as a weapon of war was outlawed in the Ottawa Convention. The USA is committed to end the use of such mines (except on the Korean Peninsula). Furthermore, the USA contributes billions of $$$ to many countries to remove mines and to rehabilitate victims. The State Department’s annual report, To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016, provides current information about the program.
 

El Nino and Flooding in Peru

El Nino and Flooding in Peru
In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis speaks repeatedly about the devastating effects of climate change and its impact on those who are most vulnerable, those who live in poverty. El NiƱo is causing torrential rains in Peru’s coastal regions with widespread flooding and mudslides. At least 78 people have lost their lives with untold damage to property, displacement of 100,000 people.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Toward a Sustainable Lifestyle – Call to Conversion



During Lent the Church challenges us to be converted, to turn more fully to the Lord. We hear many cries for help; may we also listen to the cry of Mother Earth. The Franciscan Action Network promotes Climate Justice, and invites us to join the People’s Climate Movement. Consider as Lenten reading Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ and this six-week Reflection on Care for Our Common Home (from Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus).

Friday, March 10, 2017

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.