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Sister Donna Butler

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A front porch reflection

She had a very small house, but an extravagant heart

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Alaska holiday honors Elizabeth Peratrovich

They experienced discrimination against native indigenous people whose ancestors had lived there for thousands of years

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Intersectionality – what is it?

Today, even as random violence seems to become the norm in our country, there are some for whom violence and discrimination are nothing new. Whole classes of people face discrimination on a daily basis because of how their realities overlap: discrimination in housing, the workplace, our churches, our criminal justice system, health care, our immigration system.

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A new perspective on assisted living

“That the question of being in assisted living took me to a more profound level. Suddenly I realized that every one of us is in assisted living,” writes Sister Donna Butler

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The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy: A Call to Action

These words are certainly true today as we address the issues of climate change and environmental racism

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Vincennes Latino Festival: A celebration of gratitude and respect

This inaugural first-time event exceeded all expectations with more than 1,200 people attending the festival

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Join the Return to Human Rights Tour March 16-29

Join The Coalition of Immokalee Workers

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Justice advocates and Providence Associates

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

I encourage you to express your support

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December 10, Human Rights Day and This Little Light

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

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Thoughts on Hydraulic Fracking

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

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Called to be Peacemakers

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

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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.

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