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Exploring Intersections: Eliminating Gun Violence

By Loretto Community / August 11, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation. Panelists will offer their perspectives, notable achievements and insight on their particular topic. Monthly episodes will occur every second Wednesday of the month from 3…

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Localization: Towards Economic and Environmental Justice

By Loretto Community / July 17, 2021 /

The Loretto Link working group Cooperative Economics in collaboration with Loretto Earth Network, Sustainable and Intentional Community at the Motherhouse, Sustainable Communities for Equity and Food Justice (Prop 10), and Loretto Outreach invite you to join us on Saturday, July 17th for a one-day gathering to explore moving toward the practices of cooperative economics through…

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Exploring Intersections: Ending Human Trafficking

By Loretto Community / July 14, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation. Panelists will offer their perspectives, notable achievements and insight on their particular topic. Monthly episodes will occur every second Wednesday of the month from 3…

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Exploring Intersections: Racial Justice

By Loretto Community / June 9, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation. Panelists will offer their perspectives, notable achievements and insight on their particular topic. Monthly episodes will occur every second Wednesday of the month from 3…

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Exploring Intersections: Migration

By Loretto Community / May 12, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation. Panelists will offer their perspectives, notable achievements and insight on their particular topic. Monthly episodes will occur every second Wednesday of the month from 3…

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Loretto Supports Joint Statement of NBSC, LCWR on Conviction of Derek Chauvin

By Loretto Community / April 23, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community supports the joint statement below issued today, April 23, from the National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC) and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in response to the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd: The following is a joint statement issued by the National Black…

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Exploring Intersections: Care of Creation

By Loretto Community / April 14, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation. Panelists will offer their perspectives, notable achievements and insight on their particular topic. Monthly episodes will occur every second Wednesday of the month from 3…

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Loretto Treasures Sacredness of Earth

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2021 /
Woman in rainponcho marches with poster reading "Care for Our Mother Earth."

“I Am the Way,” Loretto Constitutions, #12, says, “We dedicate ourselves to Jesus Christ in his unique person, and to the new creation for which he died and rose.”  The book of Genesis 2:2 tells us, “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished…

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Loretto Decries Killings in Atlanta, Stands With Asian Americans & Calls for Action on Gun-Control Bill

By Loretto Community / March 19, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community joins with all those mourning the recent killing by a white male in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. This horrible tragedy touches us deeply, as it does all who decry violence of any kind. The awful act of violence targeting Asian-Pacific Americans speaks to the reality this…

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Exploring Intersections: Gender Equity

By Loretto Community / March 10, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation. Panelists will offer their perspectives, notable achievements and insight on their particular topic. Monthly episodes will occur every second Wednesday of the month from 3…

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Loretto Stands with, Commits to LGBT Youth/Persons

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2021 /

Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, on behalf of the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community, joined with other women religious congregations in Kentucky to sign a statement making public their support for LGBT youth/persons. The statement, created by the Catholic LGBT Ministry of the Diocese of Lexington, Ky., and its Fortunate Families Ministry, was dated March 7. The…

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Loretto Joins with Other Congregations in Signing Statement in Support of ‘God Is On Your Side’ and LGBT Youth

By Loretto Community / February 9, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." A white dove carrying an olive branch in its mouth is below. Art by Bob Strobridge.

We support the recent statement, “God Is On Your Side,” by 12 U.S. Catholic Bishops in support of at-risk LGBT youth and the work of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. We respect the intrinsic dignity of all human life, including the lives of LGBT youth, who face many challenges, including bullying, harassment and violence, as well…

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