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Taking a Stand

"Seek justice. Rescue the oppressed. Defend the orphan. Plead for the widow."
Isaiah 1:16-17

Join us as we stand in solidarity with those made poor.

Stand for Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

During the 2007 IPA Assembly in India, Presentation Sisters throughout the world stated:

  • Conscious of our identity as Presentation women, we listen deeply to the cry of Earth heard most loudly in the cry of those made poor…
  • We will address the root causes of poverty especially by confronting personal and corporate greed

Three Presentation Sisters will participate in the UN Rio+20 Conference which aims to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development and address new and emerging challenges. Read more>>>

Stand for Immigration Reform

Postville, Iowa's Immigration Raid on Agriprocessors on May 12, 2008 brought the national focus on the immigration to Iowa. That day some 900 agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) executed a raid on the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse and meat packing plant. The raid was the largest single-site operation of its kind in American history as of 2008.

We join others who annually protest in Postville on May 12 and continue to be supportive of the victims of the raid.

We minister to and with immigrants in the following locations:

Stand for Peace

Since 2003, a small band of sisters have committed themselves to becoming a public presence for peace. These sisters represent all of us as we commit ourselves to a prayerful, spiritual approach and to peace and nonviolence in our war torn world. Every Tuesday, weather permitting, these sisters stand on a busy street corner witnessing to peace. When the weather is too harsh, they pray for peace in the convent chapel. As a community we commit ourselves to the prophetic call to stand for peace.

Stand for Closing the School of Americas

The Sisters of the Presentation have had a long standing history of supporting the School of Americas Watch which is a nonviolent grassroots movement that works to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America, to close the SOA/WHINSEC and to change oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents. Sisters, associates and Presentation Quest Participants stand with thousands from around the world to stand for peace.

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