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.
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 ).