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Sister Donna Butler

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

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

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Reflecting on Leadership

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

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!

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

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Faces of the Children

Written in response to the death of Shaylyn Ammerman

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Poetry can tickle a funny bone!

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

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Prayer

River of Grace

Let us gather up the tears of all times, all nations,
all peoples, all children to form a river of grace
to moisten, saturate, drench the hardness of hearts of stone
turning them into hearts of flesh, into the heart of the God of Providence.…

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Poem: Human Violence

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

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Celebrating National Poetry Month!

Poetry is no stranger to courage when providing social critique that pierces complacency and challenges the status quo

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Spring

‘bird choirs perform’

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Farmworkers, consumers declare national boycott of Wendy’s

The Fair Food Campaign is a highly respected, well monitored program

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International Women’s Day, March 8

How do I keep hope alive?

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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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