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.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Racial Justice Tipping Point Photos from Pace E Bene

We urgently need to address racism in our country, as the daily news so vividly conveys.  For this reason, on Saturday, September 17th, the Sisters of St. Agnes and other groups in Fond du Lac came together on behalf of racial justice in the state of WI. The Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice led the day-long workshop at Marian University for 101 persons. Challenging! Eye-opening! Energizing! The workshop lays a foundation for further collaborations on racial justice at the local level. Click here to view photos.

Concert Across America - End Gun Violence

Concert Across America – End Gun Violence
On Sunday, September 25th, we are invited to raise our voices in song as a path toward ending gun violence in our country. Music has the power to heal wounds, to lift hearts. As a local community or as an individual, please take a moment on Sunday to reflect on the grim statistics related to gun violence in American and resolve to create change through the power of music. You can meditate on this YouTube video: . You also may choose to include a song dedicated to peace during your times of prayer. Thank you for your concern to disarm through song.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Racial Justice Tipping Point Podcast

Sister Sally Ann Brickner, OSF, Justice and Peace Coordinator for the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, was featured on the KFIZ Morning Show featuring Racial Justice Tipping Point. To hear it click HERE.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Labor Day

A national holiday since 1894, Labor Day offers us an opportunity to celebrate the dignity of work and the rights of workers. May we show compassion for those who do back-breaking and “demeaning” work for little or no payment. May we challenge ourselves to evaluate our personal lifestyles and assess once again the number of slaves working behind the scenes to make those lifestyles possible. (Calculate your slavery footprint HERE. Has it improved since the last time you responded to the survey?)