Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation
Province Position Statement, January 2017
Our congregational vision statement re-affirms our commitment to support all human beings, especially the most vulnerable among us, regardless of religion, race, sex, or country of origin. The history of the Sisters of Notre Dame reflects our own expulsion from Germany in the 1870s. Our ministries in California have given us the privilege of journeying with refugees and immigrants seeking freedom, justice and peace–from Mexico, Cuba, Vietnam, So. Korea and Iran, among other areas. Therefore, we will continue to serve immigrants and refugees, and to stand in solidarity with all women religious and faith communities in welcoming new families to the USA.
As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, we proudly endorse the statement issued by the LCWR regarding the recent executive orders. We further commit ourselves to profound prayer for those suffering oppression and anxiety at this time.
“The spirit of the Lord is upon me; therefore He has anointed me. He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, recovery of sight to the blind and release to prisoners…Today this scripture is fulfilled in your midst.” – Luke 4:18
The Sisters of Notre Dame work toward Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation all year round, in everything they do. This page features posters from several recent JPIC projects.
You can join the sisters in their efforts to bring justice to the world.
Follow our sisters in Chardon, Ohio, where they are posting regular JPIC advocacy alerts and maintaining the blog Living Justly. Also, check out the Global Sisters Report, a project by the National Catholic Reporter, to find out how nuns everywhere are striving for social change.
Human Trafficking Newsletter – July, 2017