Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans
Global Sisters Report: In the gritty depths of the strip-mining South and in a university town in the Midwest, two Catholic sisters are working to create a future in which opioid addicts have options beyond the next fix.
In response to destruction caused by opioid addiction in the U.S., faith-based groups have partnered with labor union pension funds and other fund managers to improve accountability and corporate culture in pain pill manufacturers and distributors.
The "Time's Up: Catholics Demand Truth" gathering took place across the street from the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, part of a national series of such events across the U.S.
In a show of unity and peaceful resistance under a steamy August sun, approximately 2,000 union members gathered to protest Trump administration immigration policies, making common cause on an issue that sometimes has divided them.