Office of Social and Environmental Justice

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are committed to social ministry that includes charity and systemic change. The Office of Social and Environmental Justice emphasizes systemic change that is rooted in the Gospel and directed by the congregational mission statement and most recent General Assembly directives. These “lenses” are used to analyze issues, reflect on potential actions, examine opportunities for collaboration, and create a unified voice for confronting global injustices of our time.

Social Justice Stories

Praying for Peace

Praying for Peace

The “Praying for Peace” service from the Office of Social and Environmental Justice addresses global violence and environmental neglect, advocating for interdependence and nonviolence. Through prayers and reflections, it urges individuals and leaders towards peace, highlighting humanity’s role in fostering harmony and environmental stewardship.

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SCN Middle East Statement

SCN Middle East Statement

On February 28, the Loretto Community invited women religious and others from the area to present Senator McConnell with a statement regarding the Middle East situation.

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Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Statement for Just-Peace

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Statement for Just-Peace

We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people who are being oppressed by a war initiated by Russia and condemn the aggression as an injustice. We are thankful for those within Ukraine and the surrounding countries who are feeding, sheltering, and providing compassionate care to those displaced by the conflict and extend to them our prayerful and financial support. 

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EQUAL Act

EQUAL Act

On May 12, Mary Danhauer and Joetta Venneman were joined by Jarret Smith of NETWORK to talk with Elaina Murphy from Congressman Brett Guthrie’s office on the EQUAL Act.

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United Sates

India

Botswana

Belize

Nepal

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