Peace & Justice

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

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 [...]

July 30 — World Day Against Human Trafficking

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 [...]

Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Troubled by Climate Agreement Withdrawal

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 [...]

At Age 95, She Fights Online Pornography

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 [...]

Reusable Bags Are The Way to Go!

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 [...]

Composting

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 [...]