Notes from The OPJCC Director
Do you remember the 2020 Lenten Collection for our sisters and brothers experiencing homelessness? Despite having been abruptly cut short due to COVID-19, there is a happy ending!
One year ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R.6).
June 12, 2020 is World Day Against Child Labor. The International Labor Organization (ILO) defines child labor as work that deprives children and adolescents of their childhood, their education or training, their potential, their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. …
Many of you may remember donating water filtration systems to women in countries who had no access to clean water. Water With Blessings (WWB) is the nonprofit co-founded by S. Larraine Lauter, OSU that was, and still is, responsible for this outreach. …
Mother’s Day began as a call to action to improve the lives of families through health and peace. …
The first Earth Day in 1970 is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. Every year on April 22, citizens of the world rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to care for our common home. …
Creator God, Free us from the illusion of invincibility, so that we might remember our actions affect others, especially the most vulnerable. Free us from the fear of scarcity, which leads to competition and hoarding. …
To close out Women’s History Month, here is a list of several women pioneers in health care …
During the liturgical season of Lent, we are asked to focus our efforts on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving by renewing our compassion for our sisters and brothers who experience hunger, homelessness, marginalization and exploitation.
On Jan. 16, 2020, S. Katharine Pinto and Associates Patty Broughton, Irene Diesel, Jan Metz, Debbie Weber, and Rita Wesseling took a tour of Cincinnati-based Esther Marie Hatton Center for Women – a shelter for women who experience homelessness.
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