Society News

Working to Ban Nuclear Weapons
Praying for Peace in Japan

At 11:02 in the morning on August 9, 1945, the second nuclear bomb “Fatman” was dropped to Nagasaki. The scale of it was more powerful (x1.5) than “Little Boy" the first bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. Last month, the United Nations reached its first agreement to ban nuclear weapons. However, many countries like Japan, the U.S., Germany and NATO refused to take part in the negotiation and the vote.

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.