National Catholic Reporter: US sisters’ ability to connect social, environmental justice offers a path forward

Nov 12, 2015 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, State Press Clips, What's New

November 09, 2015, Tara García Mathewson

In 1988, not long after Dominican Sr. Patricia Siemen graduated from law school, she worked for a nonprofit that was preparing to build affordable housing for farmworkers in south Florida.

She opened a TEDxJacksonville talk in 2013 with the story of how environmental activists fought the project’s development in defense of the Florida scrub-jay. Siemen’s employer hoped to purchase land that was apparently an occasional habitat of the bird. Read more

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