Notes from The OPJCC Director
The Sisters of Charity (SC) have partnered with Aunt Flow, a women-founded enterprise that is committed to ensuring people have access to quality menstrual products while at work or school.
Human trafficking is the business of stealing freedom for profit. To me, this definition describes modern day slavery. I believe that people in the United States don’t realize that human trafficking is happening in our own communities. There were 443 trafficking cases in 2018 – just in Ohio.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is Nov. 25. Living free from violence is a human right, yet millions of women and girls suffer disproportionately from violence both in peace and in war, at the hands of their countries, in their homes, and their communities.
The month is a time to honor the contributions, achievements, sacrifices, and cultural and historical legacy of the original inhabitants, and their descendants, of what is now the United States.
In 2018, an estimated 11.1 percent of United States households were food insecure at least some time during the year, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members.
Catholic Social Teaching has been articulated through a rich tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents. In the first of seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching, the Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.
September 21 is the International Day of Peace (Peace Day). The United Nations General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. It is a day of non-violence and ceasefire.
The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation – human and nonhuman. It is celebrated globally by Christians of all traditions.
Toward the end of August, there are two special days you might wish to observe with prayer and reflection, World Humanitarian Day and Women’s Equality Day.
There are more than 370 million self-identified indigenous and tribal peoples and ethnic minorities in some 70 countries.
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