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Weekly Reflection: Fair Trade – A Response to Human Trafficking

By Sister Barbara Sheehan | January 21, 2019 | 3 Comments

Fair trade is an approach to business/development that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system

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Weekly Reflection: Labor Trafficking Here and Now

By Sister Barbara Sheehan | January 14, 2019 | 1 Comment

Labor Trafficking in the United States is a form of both labor and sex trafficking where victims are made to perform a task through force, fraud or coercion

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Weekly Intentions for Persons who are trafficked

By Sister Barbara Sheehan | January 7, 2019 | 3 Comments

‘Using people for profit’ slowly degrades their sense of self-worth.’

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‘Green’ Investments

By Sister Barbara Sheehan | November 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

Will you join in with your investment choices? Will you sign on to the Providence Climate Agreement if you haven’t done so?

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Labor Day 2018

By Sister Barbara Sheehan | August 30, 2018 | 6 Comments

Let us take time, then, to reflect on laborers and some of their realities that need our attention and faithful actions

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Celebrating the Feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita

By Sister Barbara Sheehan | February 8, 2018 | 5 Comments

Human trafficking continues and one might say it is rampant in the United States and other countries

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Book review: The Other Couch

By Sister Barbara Sheehan | April 9, 2016 | 4 Comments

“The authors are in this book. They share their inner and affective responses with the reader and demonstrate clearly how the one in a position of “authority” (therapist, supervisor) authors the potential for healing. They offer it through their being with and not emotionally disconnected from.” A book review by Sister Barbara Sheehan of “The Other Couch: Discovering Women’s Wisdom in Therapy” by Patricia Peters Martin, Ph.D. and Helene DeMontreux Houston, M.S., APRN.

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Sister Barbara Sheehan, SP, a Sister of Providence since 1960, lives in Chicago and ministers as Executive Director/ACPE Supervisor of the Urban Clinical Pastoral Education Consortium, Inc. and as a spiritual director. She has extensive training not only in clinical pastoral supervision but also in care with those sexually abused, those challenged with mental illness and those suffering trauma. She has offered many workshops at regional, national and international conferences, is the author of Partner in Covenant: The Art of Spiritual Companionship and of numerous articles including one of her latest, Formation For Professional Practice: Addressing Social Hurts" in Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, Vol. 34 2014.