A blog by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration about justice and peace issues

FSPA’s Justice, Peace & Integration of Creation committee kicked off its 2010 project theme with an immigration focused op-ed printed in the February 10 edition of the La Crosse Tribune.

 The mission of FSPA’s Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Committee’s 2010 immigration project is to stand with our migrant brothers and sisters  displaced from their homelands and seeking survival elsewhere.

Our commitment to the Franciscan way of life demands that we “manifest God’s love to the world: to bring new life, meaning and hope to a suffering, searching humanity.” Unity in Diversity #37.

We welcome and assist those who seek hope, home and labor in the United States. We commit to educate ourselves to political awareness and action to effect changes in the underlying causes of migration. We call our sisters and affiliates to join us in this commitment.

FSPA exists because our Founders have accompanied immigrant people since 1849. Today we can do no less. “True to our Franciscan calling,we commit ourselves to building Christ’s kingdom of justice and peace.”

Unity in Diversity #40.

Links

Read the op-ed here http://www.lacrossetribune.com/news/opinion/article_c620990c-15d7-11df-870e-001cc4c002e0.html 

Read the Prayer of Our Nation of Immigrants here http://www.fspa.org/justiceandpeace/jpiccprayerfocus.html

FSPA also supports the Wisconsin Catholic Sisters immigration campaign (find out more at www.facebook.com/wiscs ) and Sisters United News of the Upper Mississippi Valley’s immigration presentations in eastern Iowa in March (find out more at http://fspa.org/news/Postvilleexperience.htm ).

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Comments on: "Our immigration project mission" (1)

  1. Terrific op-ed piece on immigration, Liz! Putting the statistics about the loss of small farms and farm jobs near the top was very effective, especially because LaX is in the middle of a farming area. Readers will be able to identify with those who lost their farms, and more likely read farther.

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