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
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth urge compassion in response to the threat to deport millions of immigrants.
On April 16, members from Citizen’s Climate Lobby shared details on a piece of federal legislation with the sisters at Nazareth. The bill, The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) seeks to provide a revenue neutral, job creating, health enhancing solution to problems created by Climate Change.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on Sept. 21. It is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year the focus is on the Right to Peace.
The most recent gun violence in Parkland, FL, reaffirms that America has a gun violence epidemic and gun violence is a complex issue with many areas of it needing to be addressed. We stand with many who grieve these deaths, pray with these families and work to support policies that reduce death and injury from gun violence.