March 16, 2019, Omaha, Nebraska – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, will speak at a June 27-29, 2019, national conference to inspire leaders of Catholic parishes and schools to integrate the message of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’. This first of three biennial conferences, to be held at Creighton University in Omaha, is organized by the university and Catholic Climate Covenant.
Before her election as Prioress, Sister Pat, an attorney, founded and directed the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, which “seeks to advance legal principles that will protect nature.” The Center also offers courses, publications, and events to educate the public about the inherent rights of nature and the human responsibility to protect Earth.
Read the article by Dennis Sadowski on the upcoming conference.
November 1, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, a member of Global Sisters Report’s The Life Panel, writes on the political activism of many Catholic Sisters. Noting the need for citizens to be politically active, she cites numerous examples of Sisters who have taken a stance toward justice and peace in areas such as immigration, mining on indigenous lands, poverty, and hunger. Read the writings of other panelists; scroll down to find Sister Tarianne’s article on political activism.