“Guard my common good: Do what's right and do it in the right way.” (IS: 56:1)“Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:31).Dear Friends,We are writing with an update related to the ongoing reality of the coronavirus pandemic.We understand that the continuing situation with COVID-19 is creating frustration and anger for some, and anxiety and worry for others. We miss each other, we miss our families and friends, and we worry about the impact of this pandemic for so many. In this current environment, both personal and collective decision-making has become more difficult as we hold the tension between protecting personal [...]
August 6 and 9—World Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - 75th Anniversary At 8:16 AM, over Hiroshima on August 6 and at 10:58 AM on August 9 over Nagasaki, in 1945, the course of human history changed forever with the dropping of 2 nuclear bombs during World War II. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of these horrific events. The overwhelming, destructive power of these weapons of mass destruction instantly obliterated these two cities, killing over 200,000 people, mostly civilians. Thousands more died in the following months due to burns, radiation sickness and other injuries, compounded by malnutrition and illness. [...]
Franciscan Sisters Congregational JPIC Newsletter Vol. 5, No. 2 June 2020 Click here to view the latest JPIC Newsletter.
July 11—World Population Day July 11th, World Population Day, seeks to raise awareness of issues around world population. The world’s population has grown from 3 billion in 1960, to 7.1 billion in 2014. The earth is presently able to provide enough food and water for our present global population, but equitable distribution and access continue to be a challenge. Climate change due to human activity and armed conflicts continue to make farming and food distribution difficult. Growing human populations also contribute to the loss of biodiversity and environmental degradation and have led to growing demands for energy. Even clean renewable [...]