Recently on social media, I read on a digital poster that said “If the rights I have are not for others, then they are not rights, they are privileges.” The statement motivates me to share some thoughts on the 73rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
The International Day of Nonviolence is celebrated each year on October 2, the birth date of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of nonviolence. According to the United Nations General Assembly, in 2007 this commemoration was established to “ensure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and nonviolence.”
Article published at the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) webpage, by Julie Minda with the CCVI participation of Sr. Katty Huanuco (JPIC) and Martha Quiroga (CCVI Comm).
The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.
Friends, as every July 30, we join the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (United Nations initiative), because “we affirm the dignity and rights of all people and denounce human trafficking and the economic and social systems that promote it.” (CCVI Corporate Stance, 2015).
We are glad to invite you to visit the Angels Unawares sculpture in San Antonio.
The University of the Incarnate Word has started a new tradition observing Juneteenth, the newspaper and UIWTX Specials done by the students about the gathering. They were grateful that so many Incarnate Word Sisters attended!
Dear CCVI Family, on this World Refugee Day, we invite you to pray together, with this Pope Francis prayer:
As we join in the celebration of ‘Laudato Si Week,’ and after the long indoor lockdown, we find that there is so much to celebrate in the outdoors, now that ‘Spring has sprung’ and we are led to take a look at our own ‘Care of Creation’ attitudes and activities.