Justice & Peace

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.

Immigration Statement

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.

  • Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility: www.iccr.org

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.

We have produced a number of monthly information sheets about topics that concern us. This month's topic is Private Prisons. You can see previous topic PDFs in our archive.

 

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
Email: justicepeace@ssjspringfield.org

Sr. Denise Granger