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 26, 2018

Urge your Senators to vote to protect and strengthen SNAP!

The Senate is expected to vote on the Farm Bill sometime this week.  It protects SNAP.
Join National SNAP Call-in Day TODAY, Tuesday, June 26. Please call your Senators today and ask them to protect SNAP! Urge them to vote yes on S. 3042  which protects SNAP benefit levels and eligibility, and keeps food on the table for struggling low-income people.

Take these steps to protect SNAP in the Senate Farm Bill:
Call Today - Tuesday, June 26, 1-888-398-8702, and enter your zip code to be connected to your Senators. (Toll-free number courtesy of Feeding America.) 

Urge your Senators to vote to protect and strengthen SNAP, to vote “Yes” on the Senate Agriculture Committee version of the Farm Bill (S. 3042), and to vote “No” on any and all harmful amendments that would cut or weaken SNAP. 

S. 3042 passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on June 13. It is expected to be taken up by the Senate this week, with a vote likely on Thursday, June 28. Unlike the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2), the Senate bill protects SNAP benefit levels and eligibility, and keeps food on the table for struggling low-income people.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Religious Sisters March in Protest of Immgrant Family Separation Policy at Marian University

FOND DU LAC - About thirty religious sisters gathered Wednesday afternoon at Marian University to march in protest of immigration policies that separate children from parents. The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, an order based in Fond du Lac, marched in silence around the campus with handmade signs bearing slogans like “Act morally; reunite families,” “Stop the cruelty” and “God’s earth has no borders.” Read more. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

From the Southern Poverty Law Center to Attorney General Jeff Sessions


Here is a sample script from Southern Poverty Law Center for you to make a call to Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding refusal to accept immigrants fleeing gang violence or domestic abuse. 

Call the DOJ's main comment line at (202) 353-1555.

My name is [NAME] and I live in [CITY/STATE]. I am calling to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions that I do not support his decision in the Matter of A-B. With this order, the Trump administration has turned its back on some of the most vulnerable people in the world. I demand the attorney general stop his anti-immigrant agenda. I, and many other citizens, stand against hate and xenophobia — and demand that the Department of Justice do the same.


Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Coordinator
Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Families Belong Together!

The Separation of Families at our border must stop.  Take action today.  The Trump administration policy of separating children from parents at the border is unconscionable.

Tell Secretary Nielsen this has to end—NOW!

Sign-on: Women of Faith Cry Out to Keep Families Together 

Faith in Public Life, T'ruah, and Freedom Road are circulating a sign-on letter from women calling on Secretary Nielsen to stop the immoral and cruel separation of families at the border. We received it through the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.