The Sisters of Notre Dame...
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Jesus wants us to ANNOUNCE, TELL, ALERT the people so that all will know he is among us by how the glad tidings, the good news is reaching the poor. Are those held captive by unjust public policy and practices noticed, attended to? How are those addicted to violence, greed, lust, distain for "the other, someone not like them" recovering their sight, forgiving themselves and their neighbor, offering release to those they hold captive? These are big questions-- too big to tackle alone.
The Sisters of Notre Dame "hunger and thirst for justice." Together we will turn justice into a verb-- we will do it, be it, and bring it. In addition to working toward some definitive outcomes-- the right of everyone to have access to water-- or working toward some definitive event which promotes peace and justice, or a celebration or achievement about justice--together we can proclaim by words, prayers and actions that the good news of the gospel is consequential with life.
The Sisters of Notre Dame takes corporate stances on particular issues considered so critical that the entire community works to raise awareness about the issue and then calls for action.
Corporate Stance Against Sweatshops 2001
We, as Sisters of Notre Dame of the Covington Province, declare our belief in the human dignity of the worker and our solidarity with the poor. We condemn the violation of human rights as demonstrated by the withholding of a living wage and any other inhumane exploitation of workers. We oppose the flagrant abuse found in factories commonly called "sweatshops" often located in free-trade zones throughout the world. We resolve in our words and actions to promote awareness of these conditions to consumers and to communicate to corporations our commitment to this stance.
Corporate Stance Against Human Trafficking 2008
We, the Sisters of Notre Dame of the Covington Province, bearers of peace, hope, and compassion, respecting the inherent dignity of each person stand corporately in support of human rights by explicitly opposing the trafficking of women, children, and men for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor. For more information on human trafficking, click here.