PEACE, JUSTICE, & ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY
The mission of the Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity is rooted in the conviction of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, “that a life of charity requires a faith that does justice,” (Toward Boundless Charity, C20). The Office provides resources and education to the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Seton Associates, and others who share our passion in their work of advocacy around issues of peace, justice and ecological integrity.
The current priority issues of the Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity, inspired by Catholic Social Teaching and informed by our tradition of Vincentian-Setonian spirituality, are poverty, women, migrants and refugees, human trafficking, peace and nonviolence, racism, and ecological integrity.
The Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity has a Director, an Advisory Committee of Sisters and Seton Associates, and committees devoted to specific issues.
SISTERS OF CHARITY OF SAINT ELIZABETH
PEACE, JUSTICE & ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY COMMITTEE
Father Terrence Moran (Director, PJEI Office)
Sister Jacquelyn Balasia, SC
Sister Mary Canavan, SC
Sister Roberta Feil, SC
Mary Gannon (Seton Associate)
Sister Ellen Farrell, SC (Council Liaison)
Sister Marie Goetschalckx, SC, Seton Hill
Sister Elizabeth Kremp, SC
Sister Janet McLaughlin, SC
Sister Patricia Mennor, SC
Sister Marie Russo, SC
Sister Mary Spano, SC
Sister Margaret Welch, SC
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As members of the Vincentian family, we view issues from the perspective of people made poor an work for systematic change of structures that impoverish and marginalize.
What we do
Offer presentations, programs and days of reflection on peace, justice and ecological integrity.
Support and collaborate with other groups that share similar values.
Provide resources and educational opportunities for Sisters of Charity, Seton Associates, and other interested people especially related to our current priority issues of immigration, human trafficking, and ecospirituality and sustainability.
Advocate for legislation that promotes human dignity, peace, and sustainability.
Publishes a monthly e-newsletter JustLove with information, reflection
and suggestions for action.
Sponsors Las Samaritanas, a ministry for Hispanic women that offers retreats and workshops on self-esteem, women’s spirituality, domestic violence and immigrants’ rights.
Provides seasonal prayer and reflection resources on themes of peace, justice and ecospirituality.
Available for workshops, days of reflection and other programs, in both English and Spanish, on Catholic Social Teaching, Climate Change,
Ecospirituality, Human Trafficking,
Immigration Reform, Multi-cultural Awareness, Non-violence and Peacemaking, Los talleres, retiros y otros programas están disponibles tambíen en español.