When Mother Clara Pfaender encouraged her sisters to respond with loving kindness to all persons, she could not have imagined the future or the many needs her sisters would face, nor the creative ways her sisters would respond to those needs. She gave them, as she continues to give us, courage and freedom to respond with imagination and love.
SUPPORT & ADVOCACY TO PROMOTE SOCIAL CHANGE
Inspired by Mother Clara’s words, the JPIC Office endeavors each day to look at the greatest social justice issues of our times, and to discern how we can best respond: encouraging green practices to care for Mother Earth; signing petitions or sending letters to our government representatives; responding with prayer and concern for the marginalized and forgotten people in our society; and more.
News, Articles and Resources
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 [...]
Although we cannot physically gather now, we want to take this time to honor our 2020 Sister and Covenant Companion jubilarians. Over the next few weeks, we will celebrate the lives and contributions of our 7 Sister jubilarians and our 3 Covenant Companion jubilarians. Please join us in recognition of their commitment to living Gospel [...]
It is Time: Enough is Enough “If you want peace, work for justice” Pope Paul VI The Wheaton Franciscans join our voices with those of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and other faith, civil, and business leaders in condemning the police-killing of yet one more black man on the streets of our nation. [...]