Social Justice Efforts

IHM Social Justice efforts strive to raise the level of awareness of justice spirituality and emerging social justice issues. Such a task requires steeping ourselves in the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, identifying critical issues of the day, and devising a deliberate response to the task of caring for all of God’s creations, especially the most vulnerable. All are encouraged to do justice by working for systemic change. Social Justice Spirituality has shaped and focused our commitment through the use of the three-pronged strategy of education, prayer, and action.

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Theme for 2016 – 2017

The Social Justice Resource Team encourages our sisters to respond to the challenge of Convocation 2016 “to become fire” in upholding the life and dignity of the human person through education, prayer, and dialogue that leads to transformative action and systemic change on these significant issues:

  • racism
  • poverty and hunger
  • educational inequities
  • abortion
  • immigration
  • domestic violence
  • unfair justice system