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, June 30, 2015

Lex credendi, lex vivendi: A response to Laudato Si'

In the Global Sisters Report, Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, offers a profound critique of Laudato Si'. The transformation of evolutionary consciousness must occur within religious institutions (i.e., the Churches). Our conception of the human person and of who Christ is must center in an "evolutionary cosmos" permeated with God's love. When we transform our thinking and our prayer rituals we will be more likely to change our actions, our relationships with Sister Mother Earth and all creation.

This composite image of southern Africa and the surrounding oceans was captured by six orbits of the NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership spacecraft on April 9 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument. Tropical Cyclone Joalane can be seen over the Indian Ocean. (Courtesy of NASA)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Nonviolence: The Response to The Charleston Killings

The mass killing of members of a bible study group at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina manifests once again the culture of violence that pervades our society. "What is ours to do" in the face of such tragedy? How do we move forward to heal the soul of our nation? Fr. John Dear shares his reflection and call to conversion.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ICCR Welcomes Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si

The Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, ICCR, welcomes Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si, Care of Creation, our Common Home.

About Pope Francis' forthcoming encyclical Laudato Si, Care of our Common Home

This YouTube video provides background about Pope Francis' forthcoming encyclical Laudato Si Care of our Common Home. 

Share this video to stand with Pope Francis and act on climate change.

Sharing Pope Francis' Encyclical

Soon and very soon Pope Francis will share his encyclical on the imperative of care for God's creation. Are you ready to take action?

Monday, June 15, 2015

June is Torture Awareness Month

June is Torture Awareness Month

On June 26, 1987 the Convention against Torture entered into force, and thus June 26th has been designated as a day to help victims of torture. This month, interfaith organizations partner with civil and human rights advocates to promote awareness of the abhorrent injustice of torture. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) also invites us choose a day for a 23-hour fast for a Torture Free World.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Human trafficking spreading through Wisconsin

To Sister Celine Goessl, the news was tragic but not surprising. 

Police who staged a raid at a Fox Valley motel in April found a 17-year-old Green Bay girl and a 14-year-old Appleton girl being sold to men for sex. The 14-year-old, who police said had seen 18 men before the arrest, would tell police that she needed money to repay a suspected pimp who had threatened her. Read More

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Recommendations of the World Summit: End Sexual Exploitation 2025

Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope 

All forms of sexual exploitation are a violation of fundamental human rights and human dignity. Commercial sexual exploitation is gender-based violence and a public health crisis made possible by unethical and ungrounded male entitlement, which disproportionately affects the most vulnerable among us. Read more. (from Truckers Against Trafficking)