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Dubuque Human Trafficking Awareness Efforts

Dubuque Human Trafficking Awareness Efforts
16 Mar, 2019
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Pictured above: Members of the Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Slavery and local and state officials surround the hotel manager of Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque. For several years now, the City of Dubuque and Dubuque County have participated in the national effort to make the month of January Human Trafficking Awareness Month. At the request of the Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Slavery, a proclamation was made at the first meeting in 2019 recognizing January as “Human Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.” Dubuque Presentation Sisters Marie Barth, Sheila Ann…

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San Francisco Sisters Spend a Week at the California-Mexico Border

San Francisco Sisters Spend a Week at the California-Mexico Border
15 Mar, 2019
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By Presentation Sister Máire Sullivan On the morning of January 2, Presentation Sisters Lucia Lodolo and Máire Sullivan, and Mercy Sisters Kathleen Kearney and Martha Larsen started out on our journey to the refugee center in San Diego. This opportunity came about at the end of December and we wanted to be of help in any way we could to offer support to those who were journeying here for safety and for a better life for their families. As we all know, it is a time of great suffering and danger for those on…

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Conference of Presentation Sisters Necrology 2018

20 Feb, 2019
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2018 CPS Necrology from Lisa Olson on Vimeo.

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Dubuque Associate Billie Greenwood Shares Her Heartbreak

Dubuque Associate Billie Greenwood Shares Her Heartbreak
17 Feb, 2019
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How This Work Breaks My Heart (and Why That Is Good) by Billie Greenwood Billie Greenwood has volunteered for Humility Homes and Services assisting persons experiencing homelessness for over a decade. And, each winter, she and her husband help in a migrant assistance center in Nogales, Sonora—next to the US-Mexico border wall. She was asked: How is combatting homelessness in Iowa like providing humanitarian relief on the border? People with no base-with no home-are the world’s most vulnerable people. “Home base” names the importance of a site you can safely live and work…

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Aberdeen Congregation’s Caminando Juntos Ministry: Hearts Opened Wide

Aberdeen Congregation’s Caminando Juntos Ministry: Hearts Opened Wide
16 Feb, 2019
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As always, we at Caminando Juntos (Walking Together) thank you for supporting our mission to live out the Gospel mandate to love one another and to welcome the stranger. In our ministry and in our daily lives, we are challenged to follow in the footsteps of Christ, whose light inspires us to open up our hearts to the most vulnerable. This letter invites you to share in the ways our hearts were “opened wide” this year as we walk with new Latino immigrants. OPENING OUR HEARTS TO UNACCOMPANIED MINORS In August of 2018, we opened…

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