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Mercy Enews
No. 482 | 12 September 2012

Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, used her inheritance in service of the needs of her time. Today, Sisters of Mercy, through Mercy International Association, use their resources to respond to issues of global poverty demonstrated in the massive displacement of persons worldwide...This vision keeps alive the founding spirit of Catherine among peoples of the world most in need of God's compassion and mercy.
from the MIA Visioning Statement 2007


Where do Candidates Stand on Issues of Mercy and Justice in Our World?”(Americas)

Editor: Over the past fortnight much attention has been given in the mass media to the Democratic and Republican conventions. With so much attention given to these events, the non-partisan guide published by the Institute Justice Team of the Sisters of Mercy is a timely publication which will be of interest not just for its members and the general public, but for all who care about issues of mercy and justice.

September 5, 2012 - “U.S. Elections 2012: Where do candidates stand on issues of mercy and justice in our world?” has been published by the Institute Justice Team of the Sisters of Mercy for its members and for the public.

This free, 16-page, non-partisan guide is designed to promote public discourse about this year’s presidential and state elections in the United States. It is organized into six areas of interest inspired by the mission and critical concerns of the more than 3,600 Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. The religious congregation focuses its resources on matters relevant to Earth, immigration, nonviolence, racism and women.

The guide proposes thought-provoking questions along with current statistics, facts and definitions, as well as other helpful resources including websites of numerous organizations. To view or download “U.S. Elections 2012” and more, including means for fact-checking candidates’ statements and promotional materials, visit the site linked to this item.

Messages to: Institute Justice Team

Editor: Some readers might be interested in seeing the video clip of Sr Simone Campbell speaking at the 2012 Democratic Convention on Nuns on the Bus - Faith, Family & Fairness. Access the video clip here


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