Notes from The OPJCC Director
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.
In the U.S., cultural heritage months strive to give communities of color the recognition they deserve. Months such as Native American Indian Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and Irish American Heritage Month highlight the achievements they have made in the United States (U.S.) a country where they often faced, and continue to face, discrimination.
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. It is a powerful reminder that slavery continues to be a moral and human rights issue in the United States.
Let us pray for and with our sisters and brothers who are forced to leave their homelands and for those who welcome them into a new land.
National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is Dec. 21, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year. It is a day to remember those who have died without stable housing, to reflect on the shocking inhumanity of homelessness, and to call for meaningful policy changes to ensure that no life is lived or lost in homelessness.
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.
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