Justice and Peace
True to our Franciscan calling, we commit ourselves to building Christ's Kingdom of justice and peace. We continue our efforts to preserve and nurture God's creation, to increase social and global consciousness, to educate ourselves to political awareness, and to encourage action to effect change where necessary. - Unity in Diversity #40
8th Day Center for Justice
FSPA works actively with the 8th Day Center for Justice, a prophetic voice for nearly 40 religious congregations throughout the nation. As a sponsoring member of the center, we work in solidarity with other congregations to effect systemic change in oppressive structures.
Demand for shelter beds has increased dramatically in recent years, particularly for families with children. With shelter demand exceeding capacity, dozens of adults have no refuge against harsh winter nights. FSPA is addressing the issue on a local level by working collaboratively with other community members to provide a warming shelter for homeless adults. Our efforts are expanding to meet other basic needs such as showering and laundering.
Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world, turning powerless people into modern-day slaves. It’s a global atrocity that FSPA is working to stop at local, regional and national levels—through growing awareness, advocacy and action.
Ten communities of Catholic Sisters based in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, including the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, are working to hold sacred the dignity of each person, regardless of origin. Among other efforts, we are calling on President Obama and Congress to work together to enact comprehensive immigration reform and working to keep this critical issue on the minds of political candidates and voters.
FSPA and our affiliates continue to bring life to the Matthew 25:36 verse “I was in prison and you visited me . . .” through our witness with incarcerated individuals. The mission of our jail ministry is to create an environment for inmates that awakens, renews and stimulates their spiritual life. This mission promotes behavioral change, social reintegration and personal well-being.
FSPA encourages corporate responsibility by modeling and advocating for sustainable practices. We focus on issues such as water, plastics, carbon footprints, earth-friendly cleaning supplies and farming among many others.
Following the example of the Old Testament prophet, AMOS is an interfaith, ecumenical coalition of southwest Wisconsin congregations working to build more compassionate communities. As part of this effort, FSPA works on taskforces addressing restorative justice, health care for those living in poverty, diversity concerns and food insecurity.
We believe strongly in collaboration, recognizing there is power in collective action. To that end, FSPA works with a number of organizations, as partners or members, who share our commitment to build a more jus
Our Peace Blog
FSPA for Justice and Peace is a blog authored by Liz Deligio. FSPA invites you to join in the conversation.