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.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On this feast of the Assumption of Mary, our mother, our patroness, and the patroness of our country, we join together as IHM’s in prayer and action to denounce boldly racism, and all forms of hatred, violence, bigotry, as embraced and demonstrated by groups of White Supremacists, the KKK, Neo-nazis, all groups of the alt-right. We speak strongly and clearly of our horror and absolute denial of their so-called vision and evil motivation.
We reject their presence, slogans, tactics, diabolical message of hate, often cloaked in “Christian” robes. We will not remain silent!
As a community of religious women, committed to the spread of the gospel message of Jesus, a message of love, compassion, respect, and justice, we stand united with all who reject this incredible evil and pledge to speak and act fearlessly in promoting an America that respects the dignity of every individual.
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata
August 15, 2017
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:
- poverty and hunger
- educational inequities
- domestic violence
- unfair justice system