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Resolutions to Action

Resolutions to Action (RTA) is a quarterly two-page resource on a current justice issue, distributed electronically by LCWR. Published by the LCWR Global Concerns Committee, this resource provides theological reflection, social analysis and suggested actions.

Summer 2021

Native American Boarding Schools

Libby Comeaux, Loretto Co-Member and Brenna Cussen Anglada, Catholics for Boarding School Accountability

Winter 2021

Crises in Puerto Rico: US Policy and the Resilience of the People

Carmen González Arias, CDP

Puerto Rico, like other Caribbean islands, is susceptible to natural disasters caused by hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods. What is unique to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands is their relationship to the United States. 

Living in Right Relationships: Crisis Abatement 101

by Lucy Slinger, FSPA

An activated call light in a health care facility indicates that someone is in “crisis.” Conscientious providers immediately respond to minimize “crisis” impacts. Appropriate responses are not dictated by economic status, race, creed, citizenship status, or religion. Good care givers respond not only because it’s required, but because it is the “right thing to do” out of respect and love.

Spring 2020

The Challenge Before Humanity: Facing the Climate Crisis

Nadine McGuinness, CSJ

The Intersection of Migration and Climate Crisis

by Durstyne Farnan, OP

For the last three years I’ve been ministering with the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, WI.  When I began the sisters were just completing their negotiations with Lutheran Social Services to house refugees.  Three years later the sisters have had four families living in the duplex known as the “Refugee Home.”

World Peace Day Message

by Susan Rose Francois, CSJP

As we said goodbye to 2018 and welcomed in 2019, we faced the ongoing repercussions of increasingly uncivil discourse and a broken-down body politic. Migrant families continued to suffer from the chaos at the border, while social service agencies and volunteers, including many Catholic sisters, struggled to provide enough shelter and support to those released by immigration authorities. 

Fall 2018

A Crucial Midterm Pivot

by Quincy Howard, OP

Summer 2018

We Are Made for These Times

Eileen Haynes, SCL

Spring 2018

Love, Oneness, and America’s National Security

Francine Dempsey, CSJ

I was six when World War II ended. We won, of course. God was on our side. America was secure. I was secure.

In my school days I lived through the Cold War, obeying quickly when sister commanded, “Duck and cover,” secure under my desk.

As a high school student I marched in the diocesan May Day parade and heard the Bishop say,   “Rosaries are more powerful than guns made by anti-God forces.”  God was still on our side.

Resisting Mass Incarceration; Resisting Racism

by Mary Ann McGivern, SL

We know we live in a racist society. We know we live in a punishing society where two million men and women are incarcerated and seven million are under criminal justice supervision. But white middle class residents of these United States have to go out of our way to witness racism and mass incarceration. Indeed, a survey this fall by National Public Radio says 55 percent of white Americans believe white Americans face discrimination. They are wrong.

Impact of Military Budget on Social Services

Impact of Military Budget on Social Services: Choices to be Made

by Jean Stokan


Our political leaders have some key decisions to make this fall as Congress needs to pass a federal budget for fiscal year 2018 by December. The stakes are high, particularly for the people we accompany in our ministries.

Spring 2017


by Susan Francois, CSJP

Called to Nonviolence

by Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International

COP 21: Progress on Climate Change -- Finally

LCWR Resolutions to Action - Winter 2016
by Joan Brown, OSF

Ursula’s face glistens like the sun shining upon Pacific Ocean waves as they lap upon an island beach that was her beloved home. Her home is now a memory. She is a women leader among the 3,500 people of her Cartaret island nation. They are among the first climate refugees. And, she is one of our sisters.

We Are Called to End Family Detention -- Now!

by Kathleen Erickson, RSM

It seems normal in so many ways, sitting on a park bench. It’s a nice day and children and a few women play on a freshly-turfed soccer area. The woman seated beside me is from Honduras. She tells me about going to her mom’s house after college classes one day. Her mom had been contacted by gang members for extortion money and had refused to pay. This daughter got to her mom’s house as the bodies of her brother, mother, and wounded sister were being carried out of the house on stretchers. She’s not interested in soccer.

Climate: A Common Good

Resolutions to Action - Summer 2015

by Marianne Comfort, Institute Justice Team, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.” -- Pope Francis, “Laudato Si,” (23)



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