IGF047 In Good Faith - Sister Sharlet Wagner, Newcomer Network at Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington
Sister Maxine talks with Sister Sharlet, an immigration lawyer and executive director of the Newcomer Network, an innovative program that provides immigration legal services and connects people with other essentials such as food, health care, and employment. The Network is part of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
01:48 Providence, travel, and Sister Sharlet's call to become a Catholic sister.
08:08 Discerning a call to the Sisters of the Holy Cross and to ministry as an immigration lawyer.
11:15 Ministry at the Central American Resource Center in Los Angeles, California, and Holy Cross Ministries, in Utah.
14:36 Stories of spirit and resilience from immigrants and asylum seekers.
21:19 Helping immigrants navigate social services.
27:16 Facts vs. fiction about immigrants and immigration.
36:24 Taking a faith-based approach to immigration.
39:32 Politics, policies, and what happens when there's a change in administration in the White House.
44:30 Recommended resources about immigration:
- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Justice for Immigrants Campaign
- Lutheran Immigration Refugee Services
- Newcomer Network
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IGF045 In Good Faith with Sister Joan Brown, Executive Director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light
A podcast with Sister Joan Brown, OSF, is Executive Director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light. The organization works from the core belief that care of the natural world is integral to spiritual life and social justice. Sister Joan ministers with people of many different faith traditions for education, action, and policy advocacy around climate change and care of Earth. She is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester, Minnesota.
Sister Donna Liette is a Restorative Justice Practitioner and the Director of Women’s Programming at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation. She lives and ministers on Chicago’s South Side, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Sister Donna provides safe spaces, such as the Mothers Circle, for women who have lost children to violence and incarceration to share their stories and find support, healing, and hope. The Mothers Circle is one of several programs of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, which serves young people, families, and community members affected by violence and incarceration.