Office of Social and Environmental Justice

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are committed to social ministry that includes charity and systemic change. The Office of Social and Environmental Justice emphasizes systemic change that is rooted in the Gospel and directed by the congregational mission statement and most recent General Assembly directives. These “lenses” are used to analyze issues, reflect on potential actions, examine opportunities for collaboration, and create a unified voice for confronting global injustices of our time.

Blog Posts

Statement on gun violence

The most recent gun violence in Parkland, FL, reaffirms that America has a gun violence epidemic and gun violence is a complex issue with many areas of it needing to be addressed. We stand with many who grieve these deaths, pray with these families and work to support policies that reduce death and injury from gun violence.

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Catholics at the Kentucky Capitol

On Feb. 13, as part of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky’s, Catholics at the Capitol, Joetta Venneman visited Senator Jimmy Higdon and Representative Chad McCoy on issues related to the death penalty, the educational scholarship fund, and providing appropriate accommodations for pregnant women in the workplace.

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On September 27th, Pope Francis invited people around the world to use social media to love their neighbors and share the journey of the millions of migrant and refugee families who are seeking safety and a decent life. 

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United Sates





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