"Francis instructed us to help those in need and to treat the stranger as our sister or brother. There are so many opportunities to do
that every day."
- Martinelle Bonnell OSF
MAKE YOUR VOICE
BE HEARD How to Contact Your Legislators:
As women of faith, in union with Christ, we, the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa, embrace this responsibility to be revealers of God's presence by our lives, and to be co-creators of a world of love, justice, and peace.
- Constitutions and Directives, Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa
Driven by our Mission Statement
the Clinton Franciscans are committed to bringing about positive change in society. That work can take many forms: influencing lawmakers, prayer, educating individuals, mobilizing citizens to participate in the democratic process and giving a voice to the poor and marginalized.
We work to promote active nonviolence and peacemaking
by taking action towards nuclear disarmament, preventing war and resolving conflict, eliminating torture and institutions of violence such as the infamous "School for the Americas."
The search for justice
includes working to alleviate poverty; exposing human trafficking and working to end it; advocating for adequate health care, comprehensive immigration reform, and elimination of the death penalty.
We care for the earth
by promoting alternative energy, addressing climate change, and dealing with food and water concerns.
We invite you to explore each of these topics within our website in order to learn what we have done, what we were are currently doing, what needs to be done, and how you can be a part of the solutions. Are you inspired to make a commitment? Learn how you can really make a difference in the Join Us
section of our website.
The Franciscan Peace Center produces events and programming to help accomplish our advocacy goals. We invite you to keep up to date on these efforts by subscribing to our Action Alert Digest: a weekly compendium of news stories and opportunities to take action. Click on Add Me to Your Mailing List
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