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Social Justice

The world is a place of God's unique creation, a continually evolving gift to be cared for, fashioned, and enjoyed. (The Constitutions, Ch. 1, Art. 5)

It is also a divided world where people do not have the necessities of life, and where societies harm the environment and violate the sacred nature of life itself.

We, Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis believe that the absence of peace in the world is the root cause of many of these injustices. Therefore, we dedicate ourselves to creating peace wherever we have a presence. We do this by living in right relationship with God, one another, and all creation.

Our Social Justice Director assists us in implementing systemic change as a staff member at the 8th Day Center for Social Justice in Chicago, Illinois. Our Social Justice Committee and the Social Justice Contributions Fund Board act to keep us informed of current issues and give support to groups that work for social justice.

Instruments of Peace Blog

Please visit Sister Dorothy Pagosa's social justice blog, Instruments of Peace, by clicking here.

8th Day Center for Justice

A multi-issue, social justice center supported and staffed by 30 congregations of nuns, priests and brothers which promotes analysis and action. The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis have had a staff person at the 8th Day Center since 1979. Click here to read more.
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