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I was jailed as a child. I know it’s possible to reintegrate into society with support

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 11:03 am by

This column was recently featured in The Guardian. It was written by Xavier McElrath-Bey, a senior advisor and national advocate at the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing Youth. We wanted to share the article with you. Here is a link  Continue Reading »

Climate Crises and Climate Injustice

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 5:30 am by

(Note: This blog was co-authored by Justice Coordinating Commission’s Climate Change Task Force members Sister Ellen Cunningham and Jeanne Rewa) Over the past few weeks, communities around the United States and the world have been devastated by extreme weather events.  Continue Reading »

8th Day Center for Justice: Statement on White Supremacy

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 12:51 pm by

This could be an opportunity to open a creative and transformative space that works to address holistically the current and historical manifestation of white supremacy Continue reading

Catholic Bishops’ Immigration Office letter of support for DACA

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 12:46 pm by

They truly exemplify the extraordinary contributions that immigrants can provide to our nation Continue reading

A statement from LCWR, expressing disappointment in the recent DACA decision

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm by

We, the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, are members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). This LCWR statement (below) expresses our disappointment in President Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  Continue Reading »

Leadership Statement Regarding DACA

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 3:09 pm by

We have seen the positive impact and life these young people, including many DACA recipients, bring to a region that has suffered economically over the past century Continue reading

Behind the peaceful vigil

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘I knew without a doubt in that moment that I will continue to act in solidarity with my beloved community.’ Continue reading

A sister remembers working to racially integrate schools

Posted on August 22, 2017 at 4:17 am by

“We were treated just like the black people were treated because we were recognized as ‘Oh, those are the sisters who teach the black kids.’ And so they treated us like black people, and it was a wonderful experience for me,” Sister Laurine Haley says of her time helping to integrate the Catholic schools in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Continue reading

LCWR Statement on ongoing U.S., DPRK crisis

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm by

‘We commit ourselves to promote nonviolence and a compassionate response to the thirst of the world for integrity and communion’ Continue reading

Action Alert regarding new jail proposal

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 11:35 am by

The Vigo County Commissioners are proposing increasing county income taxes from 1.25 percent to 2.35 percent to pay for, among other things, a new mega-jail. Sister Rosemary Schmalz has been active in one of the groups that is opposing the  Continue Reading »

Let Freedom Ring!

Posted on July 4, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘Who are the freedom ringers who choose day by day to make a positive difference in the lives of this community? ‘ Continue reading

Reflections on 50 years

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘Journey in love, mercy and d justice is the theme for our Golden Jubilee Year.’ Continue reading

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