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Take the Time for Creative Writing

September 29, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, a certified Amherst Writers and Artists leader, offers two opportunities this season to gather with others and develop your writing skills.

Taking my Time for Creative Writing takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018. The workshop allows participants the time to develop their writing as an artistic expression, a means of communication with family and friends, and a source of healing for the inner life.

Waiting for the Muse as We Write, offered from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018, inspires participants to begin a steady commitment to the art of writing, whether the muse calls to you at the moment or not.

Both workshops are designed for writers who are beginning or experienced. The cost of $50 for each session includes lunch. Registration is required.

To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.

Corporate Responsibility Efforts Pay Off for Gun Safety and Environment

September 28, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Corporate responsibility efforts by and Adrian Dominican Sister and the Congregation’s Portfolio Advisory Board are paying off when it comes to gun safety accountability and creating a cleaner environment.

Sister Judy Byron, OP, led shareholders of American Outdoor Brands in passing a resolution calling on the parent company of Smith and Wesson to report on how they are working to ensure gun safety. Sister Judy, Director of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investing and Consultant for the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Portfolio Advisory Board, made the presentation on behalf of 11 shareholders groups. The passage of the resolution – and of a similar resolution at Sturm Ruger – reflect the public’s growing concern about gun violence. 

For more information, read an article by Liz Moyer, posted on CNBC, and a press release issued by the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility.

Another article, posted on the website of NBC News, gives a more in-depth look at the corporate responsibility efforts for gun safety, as well as a profile of Sister Judy and her involvement in social justice.

In another instance of success in corporate responsibility efforts, Standard Chartered, a multi-national bank and financial institution based in London, England, agreed to stop financing coal-fired power plants anywhere in the world. The Adrian Dominican Congregation was one of about 25 signatories to an August 20, 2018, letter to the corporation, asking them to stop financing new coal mines and coal-fired power plants anywhere in the world. “When the bank shared the policy with us, they explicitly stated that our work on this has helped inform their decision,” wrote Sonia Hierzig, Senior Projects Manager of Climate Change for Share Action, in London, England. Read the announcement and an article on the topic in Bloomberg.



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