The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet understand that working for peace and justice is essential to living the Gospel of Jesus. In the pursuit of justice, the Congregational Leadership team will speak in the name of the Congregation on issues of justice and peace. These public statements include some collaborative initiatives of international and national organizations whose values align with gospel values, onto which we have signed. The Congregational Leadership Team also makes public statements on issues of justice in the name of the Congregation through formal letters and press releases. Below are some of the most recent statements we have made.

An Appeal to the Catholic Church to Recommit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence

Our congregation has joined with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and more than 1,100 other organizations and individuals in endorsing The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative‘s call for the Church to recommit to nonviolence.

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Calling for an End to Gun Violence

Our congregation calls for an end to gun violence using a comprehensive approach that focuses on prevention of all forms of homicide, suicides and unintentional shootings.

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Opposing U.S. House School Meal Block Grant Proposal

Our congregation signed on to a statement from the Food Research & Action Center opposing The House Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill (H.R. 5003), which would detrimentally affect school lunches for children across the country

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On Welcoming Syrian Refugees

Our congregation issued a statement after the attacks in Paris and the following backlash against welcoming refugees.

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Catholic Morality and Nuclear Abolition

Pax Christi International
This statement calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons was delivered to President Obama in the spring of 2015 along with a copy of Pope Francis’s paper “Nuclear Disarmament: Time for Abolition”.

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Read a fact sheet about the statement

Global Catholic Climate Movement

In 2015, we became a partner of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and their call for a treaty to tackle climate change.

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See the list of other GCCM partners

Doctrine of Discovery

Leadership Conference of Women Religious
LCWR sent Pope Francis a letter in February 2014 requesting that he formally rescind and revoke the Christian Doctrine of Discovery that justified political and personal violence against indigenous peoples.

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