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.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Town Hall Airs Concerns for Senator Johnson

Last February 23rd, CSA Justice Coordinator Sister Sally Ann Brickner attended the two-hour Town Hall (with Senator Ron Johnson in absencia) held at the public library in Green Bay.  About 300 people filled the Auditorium. She was able to ask Senator Johnson if he would conduct a cost-benefit analysis of construction of the wall between USA & Mexico, and also whether we would enhance border security along the Canadian border through which more undocumented persons enter the USA. (Can you find me in the photo?) Read more.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cultural Diversity Shines at Gathering

Fond du Lac, WI - Celebrate commUNITY drew its largest crowd ever for its 10th annual opening ceremonies February 18 at the fairgrounds. The city’s key multicultural event kicked off with the powerful percussions of the Gordon Williams Gii Taa’se Brothertown Indian Singers and Dancers, followed by a presentation of flags.

Ethnic foods and flavors, dance groups, games and crafts lured thousands of people throughout the day as temperatures peaked at an unseasonably warm 60 degrees. 

People have the wrong image of the small, Arab country of Kuwait and especially the Muslim religion, said another exchange student, Nada Alawadhi. She believes m any Americans have the wrong impression of her country of Kuwait, a small Arab nation on the Persian Gulf with a cultural heritage dating back to antiquity. Read more.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Red Hand Day

Members of Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, marked messages in red on their hands to express their desire that children be protected from coercion to become child soldiers. On February 12, 2002, the Convention on the Rights of the Child entered into force. February 12 was chosen as Red Hand Day. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

An Invitation To Pray For The Victims Of Human Trafficking

Caritas organisations and supporters are invited to pray for the child and adolescent victims of human trafficking. Caritas joins with the Vatican and a variety of religious orders to remember children who have been trafficked and reflect on how we can help them. Read more.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Local Billboard Promotes Justice and Peace

A billboard in the city of Fond du Lac at Hwy 45 and Scott Street will be on display for the entire month of February. We believe that quoting the Gospel is the best response. Thank you for your support in promoting peace and justice!