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Sign this petition!

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 8:57 am by

Sign the Catholic Climate Petition and support the Pope’s ecological call

Leadership Team letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan

Posted on November 10, 2017 at 8:10 am by

‘Though there are a variety of issues that are negatively impacted by the proposed federal budget, the issue of health care seems most critical’ Continue reading

Papal Aid Calls For Legal Migration Channels To End ‘Travesty’ Of Human Trafficking

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 1:47 pm by

This article, “Papal Aid calls for legal migration channels to end ‘travesty’ of human trafficking,” was recently featured on the Sisters Against Trafficking website. We wanted to share the article with you. Here is a link to the article.

Empowering women, changing lives: Fair Trade meets Mother Theodore

Posted on October 21, 2017 at 4:10 am by

The core values of Global Mamas (and Fair Trade, in general) are consistent with the core values enumerated by the Sisters of Providence, namely:
• Focusing on the common good (Love);
• Working to alleviate the suffering of others in some direct way (Mercy);
• Endeavoring to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all (Justice);
• Using Earth’s resources in a sustainable manner (Care for Creation); and
• Working together for the good of the whole (Community). Continue reading

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

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