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Nonviolence... Human trafficking... Women... The elderly... Immigrants' rights... Housing... Children... Prisoners' rights... Health care... World Hunger... Globalization, as it affects Latin America... Care of the earth... Seamless ethic of life
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.
Note: The ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author's and should not be ascribed to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes or its members.
Resources/Actions (April 6)
Abundant Easter Blessings!
This Easter, as we rejoice and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, let us also remember his work of caring for for the poor and marginalized, his healing and forgiveness, his boldness to speak the truth and the unstoppable movement that changed the world because of it. When we do the same then we will truly be Easter people.
Care of Earth
CSA Convent -- 100% Powered by the Sun
Our solar installation on the motherhouse grounds represents our corporate commitment to future generations and is a visible response to Pope Francis’ call to the church, and the world, to take seriously the threat posed to our human dignity from the effects of climate
When Alliant Energy announced the launch of its first community solar project in Fond du Lac, CSA leadership decided to support the endeavor by purchasing 862 solar panels (called “blocks”) of the solar farm. This investment means that the entire St. Agnes Convent, and the maintenance building, will be 100% powered by the sun.
Ending Plastic Pollution
Reduce your own plastic waste. Start by using this plastic calculator to track how much you use — then you can take steps to reduce your use and waste.
Always choose quality and durability over convenience. Single-use bags, cups, and other products usually cost you more in the long term — and definitely cost our planet.
Find the plastics you no longer need and dispose of them properly. If you can, replace them with long-lasting options.
From the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration - Ecospirituality Committee:
All are invited to our next Ecospirituality in Action Lunch and Learn session, “Gardening 101: What’s sprouting at Jacoba’s Greenhouse? Get started at home.”
This session will be presented by FSPA Ecospirituality Project Outreach Coordinator Karen Stoltz on Tuesday, April 13, from noon to 1 p.m. CST. Karen will introduce us to the basics of starting a garden indoors from seed selection and potting soil to choosing a site for transplanting your seedlings outside. Register Here.
April 7 -- World Health Day
From Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Join us on World Health Day, Wednesday, April 7, for a 30-minute webinar on global vaccine access.
Global vaccine access is essential for a global, just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the countries least able to afford the vaccine are the last to access it. Meanwhile, the ten most wealthy countries in the world have bought up three-quarters of available vaccine doses. Join us as we unpack the Catholic Church’s position on vaccine access, why this is important, and what you and world leaders can do to ensure equitable vaccine access for all.
PRESENTER: Chloe Noel, Faith Economy Ecology Program Coordinator
WHEN: Wednesday, April 7, 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. CT
WHERE: Register here via Zoom. You will also be able to watch it live on our YouTube channel.
Ending Human Trafficking
This month’s Stop Trafficking newsletter highlights the National Center for Sexual Exploitation annual list of entities they deem worthy to name and shame. Click here to download the April, 2021 newsletter.
Americans are shocked and dismayed by the rise in violent conflicts that have erupted over political differences across the country. With a mission of active nonviolence and peacemaking, the Sisters of St. Francis are working to bridge those divides and promote peace by hosting a conversation with nonviolence advocate, author and educator, Eli McCarthy, Ph.D.
The program, hosted by the Franciscan Peace Center, will be held on Friday, April 9 at 1:00 PM via Zoom. The event is free, but advance registration is required at www.ClintonFranciscans.com
Support For the People Act (S. 1.)
When the Senate returns from recess on April 12th, one of the first orders of business will be the For The People Act (S.1)—a once-in-a-generation transformative democracy reform bill. The past months have only highlighted the urgency of reforms to repair our democracy, protect voting rights and begin restoring faith in our democratic systems.
We know that it will be difficult to get this bill through the Senate, so it is important that your senators hear from you.
Join the National Call-In Day—Thursday, April 8. Please call your Senators to urge them to support passage of S.1.
The For the People Act would
- protect and strengthen the sacred right to vote,
- end the dominance of big money in politics,
- end partisan gerrymandering, and
- implement anti-corruption, pro-ethics measures to clean up government.