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Racial Equality & Equity

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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On policing and Providence

By Sister Tracey Horan | July 16, 2015 |

Sister Pat, a volunteer with the Chicago Police Department on the south side of the city, says this is not the first time she has taken a non-traditional path. “It’s another way to be God’s presence in the community,” says Sister Pat Mahoney of her many years working as a community volunteer with her local police station in Chicago.

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‘The tip of the iceberg’

By Jason Moon | January 30, 2015 |

Session on racism prompts Sister Dina Bato to action

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Statement of Catholic Theologians on Racial Justice

By Sister Marie McCarthy | January 7, 2015 |

In recent months, we have seen – in our nation – an eruption of long simmering racial tensions. We have seen, one after another, unarmed African American people being shot…

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The Unity March for Equality

By Sister Donna Butler | December 20, 2014 |

Sister Donna Butler offers her perspective regarding the march

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Reading with My Heart

By Sister Donna Butler | December 5, 2014 |

Book on slavery leaves profound impact

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Anti-Racism: A journey in progress

By Sisters of Providence Anti-Racism Team | July 29, 2014 |

One of the sections of the Sisters of Providence Litany of Nonviolence reads: “Provident God, aware of our own brokenness, we ask the gift of courage to identify how and…

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A historical snapshot of the SP human rights efforts

By Sisters of Providence | January 18, 2014 |

The Sisters of Providence join with others in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Congregation has a long legacy of supporting human rights and other social justice issues.

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Anti-Racism Team supports national effort to work for racial equality

By Dave Cox | March 20, 2013 |

The Congregation’s voice against racist practices has a long history. Saint Mother Theodore, herself,  set the tone for works of justice. Her journey through New Orleans comes to mind. She…

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A bit of anti-racism history

By Sisters of Providence | May 9, 2012 |

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have a long history against racism and issues of discrimination. The Congregation’s foundress, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, was concerned about the welfare and…

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Sheila Schroder: Be Proud of Who You Are

By Connie McCammon | December 1, 2009 |

“You can do whatever you want, be whoever you want. You have to work hard and study hard.” Sheila Schroeder often heard these words from her father while growing up…

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Principles of non-violence

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 3, 2009 |

Paging through the newspaper the other day, I came across an interview with Ambassador Andrew Young, a close associate of Martin Luther King, Jr. The interviewer asked Young many questions…

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