On this podcast we explore a specific social issue and how it intersects with racism, migration and climate. Catholic Sisters, friends, and experts in their field, offer unique perspectives and invaluable insights on a particular topic through the lens of their spirituality.
Navigating the Road Ahead
We've learned a lot over the last 13 months about how racism, migration, and climate intersect. So what now?
This month, our panelists, Sister Sherri Coleman, FSM, Sister LaDonna Manternach, BVM, and Sister Anna Marie Reha, SSND, discussed on what has been gleaned from our series of conversations and suggestions for continuing the conversation in 2022 and beyond.
Exploring Equitable Access to Healthcare
Education not only shapes values and beliefs, but it also helps people grow and develop physically, The crippling effects of a successful and sustainable national healthcare system in the United States has long been a swinging pendulum of high expectations and abysmal failures.
Join our panelists, Dr. Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH., Sister Carol Keehan, D.C., & Crystal N. Lewis, JD, MPH, as they discuss the skyrocketing costs of insurance and premiums, the unemployed without the means to matter to those with means, the costs of prescriptions required to keep one alive versus the cost of feeding one’s family, has led to a crisis of seemingly insurmountable proportions for the majority of persons in need of care within our country.
Exploring Education Justice
Education not only shapes values and beliefs, but it also helps people grow and develop physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Education empowers people to address the urgency of our time and to act. Lack of access to quality education is one of the root causes of poverty and economic hardship which in turn drive people to choose migration as a means of seeking job opportunities and improving their lives.
Join our panelists, Megan Dewane, Mary Elizabeth Grimes, and Sister Mary Willette, SSNDD, as they discuss the importance of a quality education and the difficulty of marginalized groups acquiring adequate education.
Exploring Affordable Housing
For those who gaze at the sky at night instead of a ceiling or sleep on a pavement instead of a bed, housing, much less affordable housing, holds little meaning. Affordable housing seeks to address—by means, medians and projections—how to determine eligibility of those who seek a place to live. But data cannot compute what needs to be done; it is right before our very eyes.
Our panelists, Christie Adamson, Sister Barbara Busch, SC, and Brendalee Connors discuss how basic human need for shelter is often unattainable for those at the mercy of the elements, job layoffs, economic downturns, overcrowded projects.
Exploring Restorative Justice
Victims of crime often find forgiveness too raw to reach; the sense of injustice outweighing the act of turning one’s cheek. For the perpetrator, the sense of injustice is equally strong; living in a world beyond one’s control, where societal standards hold no applicable meaning.
Today's panelists, Sister Kathleen Eggering, SSND, and Sister Janet Ryan, OSF, discuss our topic of restorative justice and how we seek to balance the judicial scales with an organized approach and open dialogue between the victim and the criminal in achieving resolution between the two and creating harmony within the community.
Exploring Food Security
Food security means having physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food at all times to meet dietary needs for a productive and healthy life. How does food insecurity lead to migration? What is the impact of climate change in food production and access? How is food security stratified across racial lines?
Our panelists, Jamie Daugherty and Sister Richelle Friedman, PBVM discuss share their thoughts on these questions and more!
Great conversation starter!
The panelist and hostShared candidly and enthusiastically. Left me with a lot to think about and more conversations to be had.