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Dominican Sisters of Springfield Make Urgent Call for Protection of Voting Rights

Dominican Sisters of Springfield Make Urgent Call For Protection of Voting Rights The day after the U.S. Senate failed to pass voting rights legislation the Dominican Sisters of Springfield released the following statement calling for citizen engagement. Since the foundation of our democracy, excluded peoples have struggled to gain a right that was promised in …

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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Analysis, Reflection, and Action

CORPORATE STANCE: OPPOSITION TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING Building on our Consistent Ethic of Life stance that “we reverence the sacredness of life and address injustice in a spirit of respect, compassion, and solidarity,” we Dominican Sisters of Springfield oppose the trafficking of human persons, especially that of women and children. We will continue to educate ourselves. …

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Sacred Heart-Griffin Recognizes the 2022-23 Illinois State Scholars

Illinois Student Assistance Commission congratulates 27 Sacred Heart-Griffin students for their exceptional academic achievement. Sacred Heart-Griffin Principal, Kara Rapacz, is pleased to announce that 27 students from the Sacred Heart-Griffin graduating class of 2022 have been designated as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state’s college access and financial aid agency, …

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Lectio Divina, Visio Divina: A Way of Prayer

Note: This post accompanies content in the January 2022 issue of JUST Words. For more context, read the magazine here. For generations, people of faith have sought ways of prayer to guide their hearts toward the wisdom of God. One of those methods, lectio divina—or “holy reading—has withstood the test of time. By quieting oneself …

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Antiracism Websites

Being Antiracist. National Museum of African American History and Culture Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Teaching Hard History: American Slavery.  Learning for Justice.  Reflection, Inquiry, Self-awareness, and Empathy: Strategies to Integrate Racial Equity in Teaching. DePaul University. Yes, Critical Race Theory is compatible with Catholicism. Here’s why. America Magazine. Critical race theory is a …

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