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.
Social Justice Stories
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.
As part of the Season of Creation (September 1-October 4), SCN’s are invited to find a sustainability story in their geographic location and celebrate it. Today, those at Nazareth joined in prayer to celebrate Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives who are building a 60-acre solar farm in Winchester, KY. Members will be able to purchase solar energy for a 25-year license. This commitment to Earth and its future is to be commended as one of the biggest solar installations in Kentucky and as a milestone that cooperatives are leading the way in bringing renewable energy to members and to Kentucky.
We, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, rooted in Gospel nonviolence and the call to “love our neighbor as our self” (Matthew12:31) find racism an offense against God. We pray with those who are victims and for those who are in need of awakening to a love that honors all.
Last week, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth leadership teams gathered in Orlando, Florida, with 650 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) for their annual meeting. During that annual meeting, it was apparent through discussions that participants felt called to create a statement on the deepening crisis between the governments of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).