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Justice advocates and Providence Associates

By Sister Donna Butler | January 11, 2017 |

Providence Associates Jeanne Rewa and Ben Kite’s work for justice has been multifaceted. Racial justice, civil rights, gender equality, LGBT rights, School of Americas, criminal justice reform, animal rights, and environment, including climate change, are only some of the issues addressed. In working for social justice, their strategies model just and nonviolent relationships with persons of very different perspectives.

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Responding to a rise in hate crimes

By Sister Donna Butler | December 12, 2016 |

I encourage you to express your support

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December 10, Human Rights Day and This Little Light

By Sister Donna Butler | December 6, 2016 |

It seems harder to let my light shine, wondering what difference it makes

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Thoughts on Hydraulic Fracking

By Sister Donna Butler | October 17, 2016 |

In many ways, fracking is the environmental issue of our time

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Called to be Peacemakers

By Sister Donna Butler | September 20, 2016 |

Steve had another kind of precious gem to offer us that morning

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Eliminating the Death Penalty in the United States: A Work in Progress

By Sister Donna Butler | August 26, 2016 |

While progress has been made, there’s more work to do

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Reflecting on Leadership

By Sister Donna Butler | June 22, 2016 |

The goal is to offer the community the best possible choice for a team to provide collaborative leadership in the next five years.

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June: Recognizing Torture Awareness Month

By Sister Donna Butler | May 20, 2016 |

Ending torture, creating a criminal justice system that promotes human rights for all people

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Write for Rights – YOU made a difference!

By Sister Donna Butler | May 11, 2016 |

Approximately 3.7 million letters, messages, emails, tweets and more were composed worldwide through the campaign

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Faces of the Children

By Sister Donna Butler | May 4, 2016 |

Written in response to the death of Shaylyn Ammerman

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Poetry can tickle a funny bone!

By Sister Donna Butler | April 27, 2016 |

‘The skirt and the jacket were parted one day …’

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Poem: Human Violence

By Sister Donna Butler | April 13, 2016 |

Tragic legacy
pervasive pattern repeating
itself through the ages
a rippling effect on relationship
at every level …

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Sister Donna Butler has been a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for more than 60 years. Sister Donna has served in elementary education, parish ministry, diocesan social justice, as well as the Congregation’s liturgy office, archives department and social justice outreach. She also administered as the director of the Providence Volunteer Ministry. Sister Donna currently volunteers in outreach with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students.