Louise Akers, S.C., D. Min
Her ministry has included justice education & advocacy in formal classroom teaching on both the high school and university levels, parish coordinator in the Archdiocesan Social Action Office of Cincinnati, first coordinator of Cincinnati’s Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center, social concerns director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in Washington D.C. and coordinator of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Office of Peace, Justice & Integrity of Creation.
Academically Louise has an MA in Theology. Her master’s thesis focused on the Prophecy of Martin L. King, Jr.” She completed her Doctor of Ministry with a project entitled “Patriarchal Power and the Pauperization of Women”. Her desire to guide and motivate others is fueled by a strong determination to promote equality for all. To seek justice where fairness is absent.
IN HER WORDS
“As citizens in an increasing pluralistic and polarized country, I believe we are challenged to create more effective approaches to wrestle with critical and complex issues. Creative responses require taking new paths, participating in diverse coalitions, relinquishing traditional institutions and building new structures that will engender growth and reverence for life. This assumes openness and ongoing conversion ~ surely not an easy task but a necessary one. ”
In today’s world change is constant and common place. However, underlying these obvious changes a monumental change is occurring – paradigms are shifting. To ignore this fundamental change I believe is to miss opportunities to design a different, preferred future. Alternative models are emerging that are more inclusive, egalitarian and less competitive.
Our world needs alternatives! As many of us strive to create a better future for ourselves and future generations we need to be alert to the signals that offer both signs of the demise of institutions that are no longer viable and to recognize the signs of the newness being created.
Systemic change happens when people contribute from a vision that respects human dignity and earth. I invite you to join me and others as we participate in ongoing analysis, reflection and strategies for change!
My life has been filled with opportunities and professional experiences which continue to propel me in my work for justice.
If you’ve come to this site you are aware of, curious about and/or, hopefully, involved in the numerous injustices that continue to challenge us today. They are systemic and, therefore, related. I have chosen to focus on 2 major issues: Women and Anti-Racism. I welcome your participation and collaboration.