November 16, 2015, Flint, Michigan – If you wear – or purchase as a Christmas gift – a wool men’s vest from Stormy Kromer this winter, you can have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re not only keeping warm, but you’re also benefiting the producers of this popular product. Women who work for St. Luke N.E.W. Life Enterprises in Flint, Michigan, -- founded by Sister Carol Weber, OP, and Sister Judy Blake, CSJ – spent time in the Upper Peninsula to learn how to sew the popular vest. This production line – along with many other products created by the workers of N.E.W. Life Enterprises – is helping struggling women from Flint’s North End to make a respectable living.
Watch the video of this inspiring accomplishment.
November 12, 2015 – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, founder and director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, is profiled in a recent issue of The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report (GSR) for her long-time involvement in environmental ethics. She is one of a number of women religious to be interviewed in the GSR article on the connection between social justice – traditionally seen as dealing with human issues – and environmental justice.