More Justice Links
SPC is a grassroots peace-and-justice organization founded in 1936 to educate and organize in order to create a world for peace and justice for all.
Justice for Immigrants provides tools and information and education and advocacy efforts as well as Catholic teachings about immigration and proposals from the Catholic bishops to achieve reform.
Fellowship of Reconciliation is the oldest, largest interfaith peace organization in the U.S. and is dedicated to the promotion of domestic nonviolence and international peace.
Jubilee USA Network is a national organization committed to working for international debt cancellation to end global poverty.
Leadership Conference of Women Religious is an association of the leaders of congregations of women religious in the U.S. Read their Resolutions to Justice Actions.
View documents and news releases on life issues by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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Help Us Bring Peace
As Sisters of St. Joseph, we share the bread of our lives in peace with all we meet.
Sisters Ruth Cecilia Dowd, Patricia Allen and Paul Catherine Barno mime a prayer for peace.
Sisters Diane Zigo and Lois Barton light a candle in a service which focused on the province's focus on nonviolence and peacemaking.
Sister Lynn Levo listens as Dr. Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, founder of the Zambuling Institute for Human Transformation, speaks about spirituality in public policy and business.
Sisters at a congregational meeting pray for the people of Peru and peace in the world.
For Sisters of St. Joseph, our call to communion is a call to peace.
The Sisters of St. Joseph have a focus on peacemaking and nonviolence. The following are some ways you can help us help us bring peace to our world:
- Participate in an hour of prayer for peace each month.
- Distribute the Litany of Nonviolence to one new person or group. The litany is available from the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
- Connect with a local peace or faith-based group and take part in one of the group’s regularly scheduled vigils or events.
- Knit or crochet a prayer shawl for a veterans’ hospital patient, for a family who has a loved one serving in Iraq or Afghanistan or for an individual who in some other way is dealing with the effects of violence.
- Attend an event, talk, concert, reading or meeting, that stretches you spiritually, politically, and/or culturally.
- Read (and discuss) a book or article that focuses on peacemaking/nonviolence.
- Almsgiving: Choose a relevant cause or organization and make a small, monthly donation.
- Outreach: Visit patients in local veteran’s hospitals, especially those who receive few visitors. Volunteer to serve in a setting that addresses the needs of those who are oppressed or suffering from the systemic or physical experience of violence.
- Write to and pray for those who suffer from the experience of violence, those serving in the military, persons on death row or prisoners of conscience.
- Advocacy and systemic change: Engage in letter writing in response to action alerts related to nonviolence or peacemaking.
- Participate in our congregational public witnesses for peace if/when such events are scheduled.
- Integrate our focus into your ministry in some way.
- Address issues of nonviolence in preaching or other public-speaking opportunities.
- Write to television networks and the media industry, expressing concern about the level of violence in programming and popular entertainment.
Responding to the Gospel Call on Local, National and International Levels
Upper Hudson Peace Action
Amnesty International USA
Network: A Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Consistent Life: Voices for Peace and Life
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
8th Day Center for Justice
Congregations of Sisters of St. Joseph NGO
status at the United Nations