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1996 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 Mass speaker provides an alternative voice HUGHES writer vidence Sister lsspeaks she speaks Passion which di- Work for a more is director Day Center for a coalition Congregations of work to voice to SUppress the and envi- :Plaiaed that the Justice gets its name from the idea that "God created us to be co- creators. It's an idea from St. Augustine, that the creating is still going on." In efforts to "create a more just world, staff members at the center look at what are the causes for economic poverty. We do research and coalition building." The focus is on economic is- sues and human rights issues, including the death penalty, prisons, militarism, nuclear is- sues. "We also look at women's issues and alternatives to the sexist or dominating model in our world, and how women and ,children suffer the most." Position Available Elementary School Principal Holy Spirit School 1760 S Lodge Avenue Evansville, IN 47714 K-8 Elementary School Enrollment of 182 Faculty of 14 Support Staff State of Indiana Accreditation 1, 1996 with education and experience.a a practicing Roman Catholic and hold or be Elementary School Administrative Li- i:!;tFor an application please contact: !; Phyllis Beshears, Director of Schools Diocese of Evansville P.O. Box 4169 EVansville, In 47724-0169 A (812)424-5536 PPlication deadline is May 29, 1996 Sci, '76 "Brescia College planted the seed of achievement and cultivated a belief that through hard work and personal we can succeed at we choose to do." an Provide high-quality education. ,d taugh?:; with a outstanding faculty. Brescia and 1 7 minors in its bachelor's degree olic heritage can help you develop as a leader, ready for the challenges of 717 Frederica Owensboro, KY 42301 Sister Desautels adds, "We try to shift the priorities of gov- ernment, both U.S. and global, to people who are poor or politi- cally on the margins. We hope to raise consciousness; then those people [in political lead- ership] will act to try to make their area a more just place." Sister Desautels has been with the center for 10 years. Her training is in theology and reli- gious studies, and she has been on the faculty at St. Mary-of-the- Woods College. She also worked at two parishes in the Diocese of Evansville, at St. Joseph, Jasper, and St. Peter, Linton. She says she is spurred on in her work by a "passion for the many injustices that are in the world," and that her conscious- ness was raised about the time of Vatican II, when Church teaching focused "so much around social justice." The U.S. intervention in Central America in the 1980s caught her "attention and out- rage, what U.S. policy was doing to innocent victims in Nicaragua." Her work on U.S. interven- tion policies in Central America and other parts of the world provided opportunities for her to serve as in delegations to Nicaragua, Guatemala, E1 Sal- vador, the Middle East and Haiti. In the spring of 1991, she was part of a women's peace activist group taking relief aid to victims of the Gulf Was in Iraq and the West Bank. She noted that the "victims of that war were primarily women and children. Over 500,000 people have died since the war." In 1995, she traveled to China for the Fourth World Conference on Women. She explains that all of her work is done primarily because of "my passion for a more just world. I got involved with peo- Kimball International Jasper, Indiana ii i,i i 'nl i i i inn U l i i i 00,LOW i ii KREMPP LUMBER CO. 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