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The mission of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation ministry is to explore CSA's distinct contribution to the ongoing, nonviolent transformation of the world towards peace, justice and ecology. This work embraces the efforts of sisters, associates, co-workers and others who share the CSA vision. We live out the mission to bring about systemic change by using the lens of nonviolence to focus on the issues of women, children, health care, globalization (especially as it affects Latin America), seamless ethic of life.

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Retreat Opportunity: Spirituality and Justice

October 14, 2021
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

Presented by Sisters of St. Francis 
9 –11 a.m., midday break, then 1 –3 p.m.
Online Program via Zoom

Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD is the Director of the Center for Spirituality and Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. He previously held the Dun Scotus Chair of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. A columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, he is the author of thirteen books, including Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology, which received the 2020 First Place Award for Theology Book from the Association of Catholic Publishers, and his latest is titled A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege. His next book, which is due out in Fall 2021, is The Way of the Franciscans: A Prayer Journey Through Lent. Fr. Daniel regularly lectures around the United States and abroad; serves on a number of college, academic, and publication editorial boards, including the St. Bonaventure University Board of Trustees and the Franciscan School of Theology Board of Regents. He is co-host of The Francis Effect Podcast.
Father Daniel will be presenting on the topic of his newly released A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege, offering a message of hope and inviting participants to educate themselves and advocate for justice.

$20 per person. Register & prepay by Wednesday, November 10 for the Zoom link.

Faithful Democracy: A Moral Prelude to Marching

August 16, 2021
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

There are some great virtual options to join this year's March on Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, and other states across America. 


Dear Friends,

The right to vote is under attack across the country. People of faith have long been at the heart of the fight to expand and protect the right to vote, and we know that in order to tackle the issues our faiths call us to address – systemic racism, poverty, violence, and more – we need a functioning democracy.

On August 28, the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic March on Washington, organizations across the country are coming together in-person and virtually to demand that elected officials denounce voter suppression and ensure fair, easy access to the vote for all.

The Faithful Democracy coalition will kick off this exciting week with a virtual, interfaith event, “Faithful Democracy: A Moral Prelude to Marching” on Sunday, August 22 at 3pm ET. Join LCWR and other cosponsor organizations to hear from inspiring faith leaders about why our voices are needed now more than ever. Register for the event today and learn more about the actions on August 28 here.



Also, consider viewing the virtual march followed by entering a prayer room. These are offered by the SSND Atlantic Midwest.

On August 28th, 2021, the 58th Anniversary of the March on Washington led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., people from all over the United States will gather again to March On for Voting Rights.  As you know, many states have been enacting laws that will make voting difficult, if not impossible, for many of their constituents.  These laws must be challenged if the cornerstone of our democracy, the right to vote, is to be protected.

While we hope that some of you can consider attending the August 28th March On event, it will not be possible for most of us to attend.  Yet, there is a way we can all “be present” in solidarity with all those who will March-On in Washington D.C.

The JPIC Department, in collaboration with the Communications Department, has created a Virtual March Event. It is a way that each and every one of us can participate in this historic moment.  It is a way that each of us can join together to March On (virtually) for Voting Rights.

                                                             So…Let’s All March On By Taking These Steps…

Step 1:  Please enter the Virtual March here

Step 2: If you are able to make a simple sign, as the virtual march suggests, please send your picture with the sign to and/or by September 1st. This will also let us know that we have your permission to post your picture on our website and social media. Why?  It makes your solidarity with those who are marching to protect our democracy visible to our SSND network and wider public.

Step 3: At the end of the Virtual March Video, you will be invited to enter our SSND prayer room, which is here.

Step 4: Take the step to let your Senators know how important it is that they address The Voting Rights Act in the Fall session of the Senate here

In the midst of many transitions that are part of our lives at this time, let us take a moment to join this important movement, to protect the U.S. democracy, and uphold the values and vision upon which it has been built.  Let us bring the transformative grace of our SSND charism to this critical moment in history.

Arlene and Kathleen


United Way's Fall 21-Week Equity Challenge

August 05, 2021
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

You will receive 21 weekly emails with material to deepen your understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community.  THIS IS AN EXCELLENT PROGRAM OF EDUCATION AND SELF REFLECTION!

If you do not live in the Fond du Lac Community, I encourage you to still sign up.  The majority of the information shared is geographically inclusive.

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The 21-Week Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community.

  • 100% FREE to participate
  • Each week, visit different links within each template and learn about that specific topic
  • Daily topics include Understanding Privilege, Housing & Redlining, Justice System Inequities, Allyship, and many more

The experience deepens understanding, suggests ways to take action, and helps launch what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to improving equity and inclusion in our community.

Sign-up can be found at this link:

Please feel free to send this to anyone you think may be interested! We ask that if you are interested, you sign up by August 23rd. The challenge runs from August 30-January 17.

Thank you for LIVING UNITED!

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