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, July 31, 2015

2015 Trafficking in Persons Report


2015 Trafficking in Persons Report
This week the State Department released its report which ranks countries’ efforts to defend human rights, especially of the victims of human trafficking. 

This year’s theme addresses the global supply chain.  Secretary John Kerry recognized CNN’s Freedom Project which has been shining a light on modern slavery.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The New Abolitionism

We need to become "The New Abolitionists." As we work to abolish modern slavery, we also need to work for the abolition of fossil fuel extraction. The future of our planet depends on a total transformation of our fossil-fuel dependent economy.

Before the cannons fired at Fort Sumter, the Confederates announced their rebellion with lofty rhetoric about “violations of the Constitution of the United States” and “encroachments upon the reserved rights of the States.” Read more.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

International Energy Agency: World’s Fossil Fuel Companies Risk Billions of Dollars of Investment


Eliminating subsidies for fossil fuel companies would be a game-changer for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. 

Energy companies are making a ‘strategic mistake’ and could waste billions of dollars of investment by thinking they are immune to climate policy, says IEA chief economist Fatih Birol. Read more.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Human Trafficking Signs Now on the Oshkosh Buses

Signs on human trafficking will be on the outside of Oshkosh and Neenah Bus 310 for a year. A big thank you to LCWR-9!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Impacting the Environment With Your Internet Habits in 5 Ways

It gave me a lot to think about regarding the carbon footprint of emails reading Kegan Gerard's article. 

Some uses of electronic devices have a larger carbonfootprint than one might think. Green America unravels the intersection of fossil fuel consumption and our use of the Internet, for example. I appreciate the suggestion of saying thanks person-to-person rather than using email.


Students Say, "We Can't Believe it !"

“To think that strangers give their money so we can follow our dream to become doctors is so beautiful to us,” recipients of Adelante Mujer financial assistance have told Sister Ann. “Those people never met us and they help pay our educational expenses here in Nicaragua! They are so generous!”

We assure the future doctors that many wonderful people consider it a privilege to share their resources with them because of their commitment to improve the health care of their people.” Sister Ann tells them, “We are all sisters and brothers, you know. We help each other. It’s what God’s family does. It’s what Adelante Mujer donors do. All they ask in return is that you will be good doctors.”

Thursday, July 2, 2015

About the Sisters of St. Agnes . . .

Below are some articles from the Fond du Lac Reporter about the Sisters of St. Agnes, Sisters of St. Agnes Share Ministry Stories and Sisters of St. Agnes Share Their Missionary Experiences from Fond du Lac Reporter.

Their stories are in the book Called to Serve - Ministry Stories of the Sisters of St. Agnes in Latin America and Russia. Celebrating 70 years of service in Latin America and seven years of service in Russia, the book is comprised of personal stories from over 40 sisters.  Sisters who were missionaries in Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Russia were present at the reception. Stories include the building of medical clinics and schools, missionary trips in canoes on the Río Coco, riding horseback through the jungles and enduring earthquakes, hurricanes, and civil war. 

To purchase the book for $10, please email Suzanne Flood or call her at 920-907-2327 and leave your name and contact information.