Sister Beth Davies has served as an advocate and activist on behalf of the impoverished, addicted and exploited in the heart of Appalachia.
Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice
On Saturday, August 2, at the Annual Assembly of the the Sisters of Divine Providence, Simone Campbell, SSS, will be presented with the 2014 Ketteler Award for Social Justice.
Rev. Donald McIlvane was co-recipient of the 1999 Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice and former chaplain of the Sisters of Divine Providence. Mary Traupman, CDP, is quoted at the end of his obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Donald McIlvane / Catholic priest and outspoken rights activist."
This memorial service, open to the public, is being organized by Pittsburgh Priests:
On August 3, 2013, the Sisters of Divine Providence presented the Ketteler Award for Social Justice to Fr. Gregory "Greg" Boyle, SJ, at an event attended by 150 Sisters and guests. The award recognized Fr. Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, and his commitment to helping high-risk, formerly gang-involved men and women, gain an education and job and life skills.
On October 23, 2012, the Sisters of Divine Providence presented the Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice to award-winning Christian singer and activist Natalie Grant for her passionate commitment to fighting the atrocities of human trafficking and the child sex trade, her dedication to living out her faith, and her commitment to making God’s providence more visible in our world.