Society News

Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Ten years ago, the U. N. General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a major milestone with respect to the cooperation and solidarity between indigenous people and Member States. On August 9, we join many in recognizing the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Medical Mission Sisters around the world are dedicated to working for rights of indigenous people, who are arguably among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals in the world.

Run/Walk for the Hungry
Erika standing in the front row with the blue jacker

Associate Erika Voss (pictured standing front in the blue jacket) recently participated in the 12th annual Capuchin Run/Walk for the hungry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with St. Ben’s Clinic for the Homeless. A Milwaukee native, Erika has been involved with St. Ben’s Clinic since 1984 as a volunteer physician, and now helps in the office. A former Medical Mission Sister, Erika’s life work has been caring for the underserved.

Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Currently, more people face famine today than any time in modern history. Famine has been declared in South Sudan. Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen are on the brink of famine. Globally, more than 20 million people are at risk of starvation, while millions more suffer from drought and food shortages. In this desperate situation children suffer most and become increasingly vulnerable. The UN is calling this the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945.