Monthly Archives: February 2022

International Solidarity Days – March 2022

 March 8—International Women’s DayInternational Women's Day (IWD) on March 8 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow. This is a day to dream and work towards a world free from gender bias, stereotypes and discrimination that can rob us of women’s gifts and creativity. It is a day to work towards a world that is inclusive, equitable, and celebrates diversity. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals recognize that women have a significant role in creating a sustainable future for our world. In order [...]

International Solidarity Days – March 20222022-02-22T21:24:10+00:00

Sign Letter for Release of Leonard Peltier

Sign on Letter from faith leaders calling for release of Leonard PeltierI write today with an urgent request, hoping you will sign a letter from spiritual/faith leaders, calling for the release of Leonard Peltier, who has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly five decades. In 1977, Leonard was found guilty of two murders he did not commit and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. Even before contracting COVID-19 in prison, Leonard called his daily life hell: "I’m in hell, and there is no way to deal with it but to take it as long as you can. I cling to the belief that [...]

Sign Letter for Release of Leonard Peltier2022-02-21T19:04:21+00:00

Support Ban on Assault Weapons

Remington Settlement with Sandy Hook FamiliesOn February 15 the Sandy Hook families won a $73 million settlement with Remington, the manufacturer of the assault rifle that took the lives 20 children and 6 adults, in a wrongful death lawsuit.  This is an important first step in the attempts by the Sandy Hook families to be sure that such shootings will not continue to occur.  The Newtown Action Alliance urges all people who support getting assault weapons off our streets to read and consider signing the petition.Learn More & Sign the Petition

Support Ban on Assault Weapons2022-02-17T22:29:25+00:00

Feb 2022 Anniversary Post

Putting Down Roots In Wheaton On July 1, 1947, the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters purchased and began occupying what was then unincorporated property in DuPage County. The 90 acres of land were purchased from the Hurly Family and originally held two grand family homes, woods, fruit orchards, a pool and creek. The two homes served as the aspirancy (Kara Hall) and the motherhouse (Maura Hall) for a time then became other facilities like offices, a daycare, and even a coffeehouse. Eventually, Kara Hall was demolished in 2009 and Maura Hall in 2013 after their condition had deteriorated. In [...]

Feb 2022 Anniversary Post2022-03-10T20:16:54+00:00
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