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, February 27, 2015

Moratorium on All Executions in Pennsylvania

On February 13, 2015, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a memorandum announcing a moratorium on all executions in the state. The memo stated that no executions will take place at least until he has "received and reviewed the forthcoming report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment. (from Death Penalty Information Center, Upcoming Executions)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Anti-Human Trafficking Signs in Local Buses

As members of UNANIMA, an NGO comprised of 19 congregations of women religious at the United Nations, the Sisters of St. Agnes actively promoted an end to the demand for sex trafficking. Now, Wisconsin has its own End Demand Campaign launched by Slave Free Madison on January 11th. The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes printed four different posters about human trafficking that now appear in Fond du Lac's seven buses throughout the month of February and will appear again in January, 2016 (Human Trafficking Awareness Month). Pictured above are two of the signs already in the tracks of the Fond du Lac buses. Awareness is key to ending human trafficking. Many people do not know that human trafficking happens here - in the USA, and yes, in Wisconsin.

Lenten Carbon Fast

Friday, February 20, 2015

Concerned by the "Islamaphobia" she saw running rampant across the country, a local nun decided to do something about it. Read more.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

February 27 - End It Movement

Shine a Light on Slavery (paint a big RED X and take a selfie to post on your Facebook page showing your commitment to ending slavery).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Today is Ash Wednesday

Today, ashes (made of carbon from burned palm branches) mark our foreheads in the form of a cross. We are reminded that we are dust and into dust we shall return. The carbon cross we bear invites us to an alternative form of fasting, a carbon fast, through which we can renew our relationship with Mother Earth. Below is a six-week calendar with a reflection or practice for each day of Lent that addresses our “carbon footprint.” By becoming more environmentally conscious we engage in “incremental changes” that bring hope to future generations. See also Fast for the Climate.