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VIDEO | Bill Sorem: The McDonald Sisters, November 2015

The Sisters McDonald are siblings and Sisters in the Order of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ). They began singing together at at early at at the request of their father, a Minnesota farmer. In addition their assigned duties in the order, they found time to sing and bring joy to peace rallies and to many other events. They've been on the protest lines, arrested, hassled but mostly enjoyed by their peace loving admirers. Here's a story about them today.

Polly Mann: Betty McKenzie, a Prisoner of Conscience

Betty's Pekin home housed about 300 inmates, all nonviolent offenders—a few were bank robbers, one had been an embezzler, but most had been convicted of drug-related charges. Some were there because they could not afford first-rate legal aid. The majority were African American and Latina and young. By Polly Mann  WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.org  Summer I  July 2015 More

Betty McKenzie: locked up for peace

The activist nun put her beliefs on the line, even if it meant going to jail. Betty McKenzie with the blanket that was crocheted for her by the other inmates she was arrested with. They presented it to her on the day they were released, which was coincidentally her birthday. (Photography by Sarah Whiting.) "I More

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