In the time it takes you to read this article, about a hundred people around the world will be forced to leave their homes because of persecution, war or violence. In fact, more people are displaced now than at any other time in human history — some 65 million, 22 million of whom are classified as refugees, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Three FADICA members participated in a panel on Catholic education held last month hosted by the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (also a FADICA member). Christine Healey (Healey Education Foundation), Meg Gehlen Nodzon (GHR Foundation), and Karen Rauenhorst (Mark and Karen Rauenhorst Foundation, also representing the AIM Higher Foundation) were among panelists who engaged around the question, “Can urban Catholic elementary schools close the achievement gap and be self-sustaining?”
Congratulations to Incarnate Word Foundation on their 20th anniversary and the launch of their new initiative in St. Louis, Recon: Framing a New Public Discourse, a platform for learning and engaging in respectful discourse on race, religion, response to violence, evolving social structures, responsible use of social media, and other topics which have historically divided the St. Louis community.