From Sr. Bea Hernandez, JPIC Coordinator: The annual US Budget Bill is a moral document which proclaims to the world what our real values are. … Read More »Tell Congress to Follow the Science and Support International Climate Finance
Sister Bea Hernandez
Sr. Beatrice Hernandez is a retired physician, having served in the specialty of Hematology and Oncology for over 25 years. She was the founder of the Hematology/Oncology Treatment Center at La Porte Hospital, in La Porte Indiana, including the establishment of the hospital/s Cancer Registry, monthly tumor board conferences for the medical and nursing staffs, and Certification as a recognized Comprehensive Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and as a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group for cancer research. Sr. Bea also served on the board and as executive director of Upendo Village NFP, a collaboration between the Wheaton Franciscans and the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi to provide support and services to people living with HIV / AIDS in Naivasha, Kenya. Sr. Bea has lived as a vowed Franciscan since 1967. She has been a participant in the US JPIC team since 1981. She served on the Wheaton Franciscan Provincial Council from 1996-2000 and as Provincial Directress from 2008-2012. She is presently the US Regional JPIC Coordinator (since 2013) and has been our International Congregational JPIC Coordinator from 2016-2022.
From Sr. Bea Hernandez, JPIC Coordinator: On February 24, the government of China released a 12-point peace proposal to end the Russia/Ukraine war. The document is short… Read More »China’s peace proposal to end the Russia/Ukraine war
As we celebrate the Season of Creation, we urge you to take action to protect our environment from the neurotoxic organophosphate pesticides that continue to… Read More »Take Action: Tell Congress to ban organophosphates
As we begin this Season of Creation, this week we want to focus our attention on the oceans, which are home to many creatures great… Read More »Tell NOAA: Protect North Atlantic right whales
Join CCUSA today in helping our nation’s Afghan allies by urging your senators and representatives to enact, in the remaining days of the 117th Congress,… Read More »Urge Congress to Pass the Afghan Adjustment Act Today!
From Sr Bea Hernandez (JPIC): As we begin the Season of Creation we are acutely aware of the many natural disasters affecting our world, including… Read More »Urge FEMA to Designate a Scientific Integrity Officer
From Sr. Bea, JPIC: Although the date of this meeting is already past, I share this with you just to let you know that advocacy… Read More »Nuclear-risk reduction / no-first-use are hot topics at the NPT Review Conference
There’s no time to waste in the fight against climate change. This week, heavy rains across the drought-stricken Dallas-Fort Worth area dropped more than 15… Read More »Ask Your Senators to Sign On in Support of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule Now!
Dear Sisters, Covenant Members and Friends, Nearly two years after his appointment, the United States Postal Service continues to languish under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s… Read More »President Biden has a chance to finally rein in Louis DeJoy
The Supreme Court just announced a shocking decision that attacks the EPA, undermines the bipartisan Clean Air Act, and sets a dangerous precedent that could… Read More »Take action to ensure enforcement of the Clean Air Act