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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wildflower Pairie Burn

Fox Valley Technical Services personnelOne of the ways to maintain a prairie is to burn it every few years which CSA accomplished during Arbor Day. The weather and wind conditions were favorable.  The burn was controlled and all safety precautions were taken.   

On the northern part of the property ongoing reforestation continues where, years ago, trees where planted to prevent soil erosion.  

Properties maintenance crew Mark, Jim and Jimmer Immel planted newly types of oak (burr, pin, red, white and swamp), sugar maple, black cherry and evergreens  in the CSA property grounds beside the many springs flowing down to the motherhouse.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Celebrating Earth Day in Fond du Lac

Following is a video of the water flowing from the springs down to the sanitation facility of Fond du Lac sewage water district where water is purified before it is released out into the lake.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Earth Day, 2015

April 22, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day in the USA. During Earth Week this year, Mark, Jim and Jimmer Immel will expand the tree plantation that they started on the ledge near the CSA hermitages. And the JPIC Committee will produce its very first podcast focusing on Care for Creation! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Recruited Into Slavery

The InterfaithCenter for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), of which the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes is a member, publishes “Recruited into Slavery.” 

In January of 2014 the ICCR launched its “No Fees” campaign to encourage major brands and companies to establish ethical standards for labor recruitment. Unethical recruitment, it has been found, puts workers at risk for human trafficking. ICCR’s latest report documents in-country research in Thailand, which you may recall was down-graded to tier-three by the US State Department in its 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Anniversary of Boko Haram Kidnapping over 300 Girls in Northern Nigeria

On this anniversary find a way to be in solidarity with the 219 girls that were abducted and remain captives. Amnesty International released a report stating that more than 2000 women and girls have been captured by Boko Haram since the beginning of 2014. The rebel forces also destroy villages and terrorize the fleeing population.

Monday, April 6, 2015

April 13 - Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Pax Christi invites us to connect the dots between war and poverty, and to take action related to the high costs of military spending not only in our country but around the world. We might ask ourselves whether such expenditures have improved security on a global level. Also, who is it that suffers most from bloated defense budgets? The National Priorities Project and the Coalition on Human Needs provide information for our reflection.