Newsletter: La Vista Visions
A Vision Emerges:
the Confluence Climate Collaborative
Energized by Margaret Mead who said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has", members of a discussion course at La Vista evolved into a working group committed to addressing the challenges of climate change in the Alton/Godfrey/Edwardsville area. Read about is emergence in this issue of La Vista Visions.
Mission for Earth
An Oblate's Journey
Fr. Darrell Rupiper, OMI, was a friend of Earth. He was an Oblate priest and missionary. In the 1970s his religious order sent him to work in poor communities in Brazil. This was during the era when a military junta governed the country. The junta's disrespect for human rights and use of violence to achieve its goals opened the eyes of the rural boy from Iowa. His experience in Brazil gave him a lifelong zeal for social justice and the defense of human rights.
Religion Enters the Age of Ecology