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The Sisters of St. Francis Join More Than 1,860 Fellow American Leaders in Declaring “We Are With Dreamers”

“Protect DACA and Pass the Dream Act” – The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Join Statement Featuring Governors, Mayors, State AGs, Other Elected Officials, Faith, Civic, and Law Enforcement Leaders ASTON – The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia announced today that they have joined more than 1,860 fellow leaders in signing onto a [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Sisters Take Corporate Stand on Care for Creation

Aston-PA - The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia take great joy in announcing that the congregation, as a result of a recent referendum, have declared a corporate stand on Care for Creation by which we commit to ecological education of ourselves and others leading to concrete actions both individual and communal. During their congregational [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Franciscan Sisters are in Solidarity with the Paris Climate Agreement

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia join with others in the world community in renewing our commitment to the care of creation. We believe that President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord is devastating for communities across the globe. Yet we, along with faith and other groups, pledge to work even harder [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

BankThink Wells Fargo Investors Should Apply Pressure to Repair the Damage

By Nora Nash Paulina Gonzalez Published April 21 2017, 2:19pm EDT American Banker We will be in Jacksonville, Fla., at the Wells Fargo annual meeting on Tuesday to present our resolution to fellow shareholders requesting a “Review and Report on the Business Standards,” including a full accounting of the systemic failures that allowed the bank’s unethical practices to flourish. [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Shareholder Resolution to Wells Fargo on Business Standards Review

Aston, PA - As part of a long-term dialogue with the company, and in the context of the fraudulent cross-selling scandal, the resolution asks the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo Company for enhanced disclosure on the steps taken to improve culture, ethics, reputation, aligning incentives with customers’ best interests, risk management, governance and control [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

A Statement Of Support For Our Immigrant And Refugee Brothers And Sisters

ASTON, PA – As Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, a group of 425 Catholic women religious who have a corporate stand on immigration, we write to urge our president and members of congress to consider the words from Matthew 25: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me….as long as you did it for [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Catholic Sisters: “Get in the Habit” of Kindness

Aston, Pennsylvania – March 1, 2017 – The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia will launch a new campaign in March to encourage people to be kind toward one another. The message—“Kindness: Get in the Habit”—was created by the Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley to be shared by many other religious congregations [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Wells Fargo Locks Horns With Some Shareholders Over Proxy Proposals

The bank is actively meeting with shareholders since its scandal but also blocking some annual meeting resolutions The Wall Street Journal Emily Glazer And Joann S. Lublin Jan. 29, 2017 In the wake of its sales-practices scandal, Wells Fargo & Co. shareholders are proposing resolutions for this spring’s annual meeting to demand more information about risk management, directors’ suitability [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Over 50 Attend Gun Violence Vigil

THE SISTERS OF ST FRANCIS OF PHILADELPHIA JOIN NATIONWIDE VIGILS ON DECEMBER 14, 2016, TO END GUN VIOLENCE Aston, PA: Gun violence takes a heartbreaking toll on all of our communities. On both east and west coasts, our sisters held public vigils on December 14, the fourth anniversary of the Newtown shooting. In Aston, sisters [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|2016|0 Comments

Sisters of St. Francis Holiday Craft Fair

Aston, PA- Holiday Craft Fair. The Sisters of St. Francis are hosting a Holiday Craft Fair of handmade items for your decorating and gift giving season.  Gifts include: wall hangings, table runners and placemat sets, Christmas stockings, wreaths, decorator pillows, quilts, afghans, baby items, hats, scarves, jewelry, organic lavender products and much more!  The Holiday [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|2016|0 Comments

Wells Fargo Facing Multiple Resolutions From Shareholders

WELLS FARGO FACING MULTIPLE RESOLUTIONS FROM SHAREHOLDERS DUE TO SYSTEMATIC ETHICAL LAPSES Shareholders Cite Persistent Wrongdoing They Say Will Harm Communities and Cause Long-Term Damage to the Company NEW YORK, NY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016 – Shareholders of Wells Fargo and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility today announced that they have filed multiple [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|2016|0 Comments