Today, Thursday, July 30, we mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” To learn more about human trafficking, register for this free webinar: Human Trafficking Webinar: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. It takes place Thursday, July 30 at 1 p.m. ET. Click here to register: www.bit.ly/WDATrafficking Phone: 917-338-1451 Passcode: 312252624# Some recent [...]
This year’s annual observation focuses on the first responders to human trafficking, the people who identify, support, counsel and seek justice for trafficking victims. The COVID-19 pandemic has made their essential role more difficult. To learn more about human trafficking and COVID-19, click here. During the pandemic, with children out of school and spending more [...]
(June 19, 2020 – Syracuse, NY) — The more than 300 Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities extend our gratitude to the Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down President Trump's effort to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and deport more than 700,000 people brought to this country as infants and young children [...]
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette share the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities statement condemning the death of George Floyd and the institutional racism throughout the United States. Read more.
The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities condemn the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and the institutional racism throughout the United States that his murder represents. Mr. Floyd’s death is another link forged in the chain of inhumane and cruel treatment of people of color. Violence and disrespect [...]
Join national organization in condemning President Trump’s action The more than 320 Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities joined the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in expressing their deep disappointment in President Trump’s actions this week to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. “As followers of St. Francis of [...]
For more than 50 years, Sister Helen Buscarino brought the fundamentals of Catholic faith and general education to hundreds of students throughout western New York, Brooklyn, and in San Antonio, Texas. Her education ministry was always important to her, but Sister Helen had a special attraction to social justice causes. At 95 years old, she [...]
By Franciscan Associate Gerianne Dobmeier This past month, News & Views featured several articles from our sisters advocating for the care of our common home. This week, the sisters who live at Fredonia Place of Williamsville and Father John Leising are showing their support by choosing reusable bags over plastic or paper bags. This is [...]
Sister Caryn Crook, OSF If anyone ever tells you that composting doesn’t smell or that it is easy, it is not true. But I am glad that we at the Hermitage compost. The sisters at the Hermitage were composting before I even entered. Turning food scraps into good soil for all kinds of gardens helps [...]
As Catholics who care about the future of Our Common Home, we encourage you to address the climate crisis by calling upon your Senators to address the climate crisis. Take action now!