Current Actions

Oct. 17-Nov. 25 – The Human Thread

Join the Human Thread!  Between now and Black Friday (Nov. 25) postcards will be sent to the CEOs of Macy’s and Kohl’s in support of a living wage at the sites where our clothes are made. We ask for your involvement. Supermarkets offer fair trade and organic choices for socially conscious consumers, but no similar alternative is offered for our clothing, except for a few niche items sold in some boutiques. Although organic and fair trade items may cost us a bit more, we are willing to pay that little extra for a broader benefit.

Reading the labels on almost any garment in stores around the country, we see the clothing was made in places like Bangladesh, China, India, Vietnam, Honduras, and Mexico. Given the woeful wages in garment-producing countries, the workers likely have received extremely low pay. Pope Francis has called the wages paid these workers “slave labor.” If you agree that the people that make our clothes should be fairly compensated, we ask you to sign, stamp, and mail a postcard to Macy’s and Kohl’s telling them as much. We are telling them: If they will lead, we will buy.  Visitwww.humanthreadcampaign.org to participate.

Close the School of the Americas

The JPIC Committee of the Sisters of St. Francis have long been involved in trying to call for the closing of the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia.  The JPIC committee is endorsing the SOA Watch Convergence at the Border which begins in one week.  While our physical presence may not be possible, we are asking you to join in the October 7-11 activities through your prayerful support.  Those who gather will stand at the border for justice and demand fundamental change in U.S. policies beyond elections:

  • End US military, economic, and political interventions in the Americas.
  • Demilitarize the borders.
  • Eliminate systems that criminalize and kill migrants.
  • Respect, support and treat with dignity and justice those most vulnerable especially those who are poor.

Please join us in prayer.

A Revolution of Tenderness: A 2016 Election Pope Francis Voter Guide

In preparation for the 2016 November Elections please read the Pope Francis Voter Guide. Also, please remember to keep the U.S. upcoming elections in our prayers.

Ongoing Efforts

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Franciscan Action Network

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LCWR’s Immigration Coalition

Our congregation recently signed LCWR’s Immigration Coalition’s “Appeal to the Catholic Church to Recommit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence.”  To learn more about the appeal and to sign the endorsement, click here.