Click on the names of the following organizations for help in your search for justice for all of God's people.
Click here frequently to use the Network Legislative Action Center and to contact your senator and/or house representative on issues that concern you.
Click here for, Sisters Online, a web-based network of women's religious congregations, working together to promote global kinship and peace in our world.
Pax Christi USA strives to create a world that reflects the peace of Christ by exploring, articulating and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence, a province focus of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
BFW is a national Christian movement seeking justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers and in research on policies related to hunger and development.
This site, dedicated to campaign to stop the death penalty, is founded by Sister Helen Prejean, a Sister of St. Joseph and author of "Dead Man Walking."
COC is a faith-based organization working together with ecumenical and interfaith networks to bring a prophetic voice for social and economic justice.
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Sisters of St. Joseph join other congregations in the march on Selma in 1965.
Sister Doreen Glynn, CSJ, reads a statement as Sister Honora Kinney, CSJ, carries a sign during an event sponsored by the Hunger Action Coalition.
Sisters of St. Joseph join with others in the "Nuns on the Bus" movement in Utica, NY.
Dr. Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, founder of the Zambuling Institute for Human Transformation, talks with Sister Margaret Jean Murphy.
Sisters display projects on systemic transformation.
“Action on behalf of justice is constitutive to living the Gospel.” (Synod of Bishops, 1971)
At our Congregational Chapter of 2001 and 2007, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet were challenged to deepen our understanding of communion at all levels. Communion suggests that our deepest connections, our rootedness in God and with creation, impel us to share our very selves with the dear neighbor.
COMMUNION WITH CREATION: RELATIONSHIP WITH EARTH
Our belief that all of life and creation is sacred motivates our urgent concerns for Earth, our home. We will continue to join with others working for systemic changes that will enable all to live in a right relationship with the Earth.
COMMUNION WITH THE CHURCH: RIGHT RELATIONSHIP AND JUSTICE
We commit ourselves to promoting local, diocesan, national and international dialogue regarding a right relationship and justice within the Church.
COMMUNION WITH THE DEAR NEIGHBOR: COLLECTIVE POWER FOR MISSION
As a congregation, we claim our collective power in an age when the righting of relationships is urgent. As a province, we are members of the Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph. We work for justice within the framework of the United Nations issues for economy, ecology and equity. Our UN-NGO (non-governmental organization) representative is Sister Carol Zinn, SSJ, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Province Justice Committee
Our Province Justice Committee helps to carry out our call to Communion with the dear neighbor by working specifically to promote unity and reconciliation through justice. Committee members meet regularly to provide ongoing education on justice issues, share information and resources, encourage actions on behalf of justice, collaborate with others who share our values and mission, and plan activities and events that promote justice and peacemaking. Recent and ongoing work of the Justice Committee includes the following:
- Sponsoring an annual day of prayer and fasting for peace
- Promoting fair-trade products
- Participating in intercongregational work to promote legislation that will curtail human trafficking
- Participating in Ecumenical Advocacy Days, Washington, D.C.
- Promoting ways to embrace and carry out our province focus on peacemaking and nonviolence
- Sponsoring Alternatives to Violence Program training sessions
- Communicating regular “Action Alerts” to members on justice concerns requiring immediate action responses
- Sponsoring a peace retreat
- Communicating the ongoing work of the UN-NGO sponsored by the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, particularly in relation to the Millennium Development Goals and the Earth Charter.
ACTION STEPS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Save the Earth!
Recycle and use renewable sources of paper and energy. Read the Earth Charter. To signify your commitment to action for change the world over, click here to endorse the Earth Charter.
International Day of Peace
In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution designating September 21 of each year as International Day of Peace. The intention of the resolution is to have the entire world observe a day of peace and nonviolence. All peoples and organizations are invited to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner. Click here for ideas on planning or participating in a vigil for International Day of Peace. To explore the UN site for background information, documents and events, click here.
Catholic Social Teaching
Familiarize yourself with the themes of Catholic Social Teaching as presented by the bishops of the United States as we strive to build a just society for all God's people.
A Lesson in the History of Civil Rights
Watch a preview of "Sisters of Selma: Being Witnesses to Change," a powerful film about the Sisters who marched on Selma, hoping and praying that the Gospel truth, "That All May Be One," might become a reality.