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 28, 2017

The Dream Act of 2017, S. 1615

Recently the US Department of Justice submitted a petition to terminate DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  Over 750,000 youth have received protection under DACA since its inception by the Department of Homeland Security in 2012. While DACA provides no legal status, it does provide recipients with a temporary reprieve from deportation and employment authorization for legal work opportunities in the United States.  On the brighter side The Dream Act of 2017, S. 1615, was recently introduced in the Senate By Democratic Senators Dick Durbin (D) and Lindsey Graham (R) as a bipartisan effort. It is intended to protect immigrant youth who entered the United States as children and know America as their only home.  Contact your legislators in support of DACA.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

See where you can be effective as a responder

A chart has been developed to offer an overview of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) in the U.S., depicting the infrastructure needed for an effective response network to rescue victims and rehabilitate survivors successfully. Read more.

I am Sister Ruth

I am honored and humbled to represent my community, the Sisters of Saint Agnes, as its new Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation coordinator.  

It is a challenge and an opportunity to play a part in addressing the pressing issues of our time.  

Alongside my experience as a high school social studies and theology instructor, as well as pastoral minister in New Mexico and Wisconsin, I have been active in the social justice arena.  

Serving many years on the congregation’s Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation committee has strengthened my desire and resolve to engage with people who are committed to a more just and caring society.  

I look forward to doing justice and peace work with you.