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Profile of nuns who specialize in corporate activism

Catholic World News - November 14, 2011

The New York Times gave front-page coverage to the corporate activism of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.

Specializing in shareholder resolutions, the religious congregation has worked for changes in corporate policies that affect the rights of farm workers, childhood obesity, lending patterns, and the development of nuclear weapons. The latest cause of the Sisters of St. Francis is the origin of products sold by Family Dollar: whether suppliers treat employees fairly and avoid using toxins.

Not mentioned in the Times article is any effort by the nuns to discourage corporations from drawing profits through abortion, contraception, or the exploitation of embryonic tissues—although the Sisters did win one round for Christian morality when Walmart agreed to stop selling adult video games.

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