Since our founding in 1650, the Sisters of St. Joseph have responded to the needs of the times, creating communion in a disconnected world. Today, as we live out our mission of unifying love for the healing and transformation of the world, we are heartbroken by the myriad ways our one human family and Earth, our common home, suffer from disconnection, indifference, violence and fear
We acknowledge the intersection of racism, migration, and climate crisis. We recommit to a compassionate response to the cries of our companions and our Earth.
We recognize a sense of urgency and commit to prayer, education and advocacy. We pledge to go deeper into the critical work of recognizing racism
and a systemic, structural cause underlying and contributing to these multiple situations of injustice. We will engage in a contemplative process to address our own complicity in these unjust systems and commit to using our collective voice, human and financial resources, and power in collaboration with others to establish justice that reflects God’s unifying love.
- April 2021: The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Stands With Rise St. James
- August 2019: The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Resolves to Create Communion at the Intersection of Racism, Migration & Climate Crisis
- August 2018: The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Opposes the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule
- May 2010: U.S. Federation Statement on Climate Change
Earth Day 2021
Learn more about this year's celebration. We will be having Sharon Lavigne, Rise St. James founder and advocate, speaking on Earth Day. We are also offering a variety of resources, prayers, and actions.