The Office of Justice and Peace, with over four decades of service, is an enduring expression of our commitment to the Congregation’s mission to unite neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God.
In 2011, all of us – Associates, Agregees, and vowed Sisters, committed ourselves to:
be informed, compassionate advocates
for people who are poor and alienated and to
be responsible, concerned stewards of the earth and universe …
we join with others to
effect change in those ecclesial,
civic and ecological systems
that hinder the journey toward
the day when all will be one.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has released a statement regarding the Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, who are members of LCWR, support the statment which welcomes the release of the bill and thanks several Senators for their efforts to craft bi-partisan legislation "to fix our nation's broken immigration system."
"As women of faith we take seriously the gospel call to welcome the stranger and care for those in need. While the bill is not all we hoped for, it is an excellent beginning," said Janet Mock, CSJ, executive director of LCWR."
To read the statement in its entirety, please visit the LCWR website.
You Can Stop Human Trafficking Today
Learn about the different forms of human trafficking. Learn visible indicators and what questions to ask.
Support: when you travel or plan events, patronize companies that sign the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism.
Engage: challenge corporations to monitor supply chains and develop programs that actively combat trafficking.
Advocate: learn and act on legislation such as Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.
Join: join a local coalition.
Lead: assess localproviders of lawn care, cleaning, food providers and suppliers of T-shirts, mugs, pens, etc. for human trafficking.
Report: If you suspect that someone is a victim of trafficking, report to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at: 1-888-3737-888.
Peace and Justice Committee
The Peace and Justice Committee reflects, educates, and acts on social justice issues in collaboration with:
Sisters and Associates of the Community
The Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph throughout the world
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Local, National and Global organizations
For more information contact
Sr. Denise Granger
Justice & Peace Coordintor
Tel: (413) 536-0853 ext. 269
Fax: (413) 533-3275