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  • January 11, 2021 11/27/20 Human Trafficking Awareness Day

    January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This document created by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange shares more on human trafficking, a structured prayer calendar, and information on the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-373-7888). On Saturday, January 23, 2021 a play, The True Cost: …

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  • January 7, 2021 11/27/20 LCWR Statement in light of the events at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021

    The SLW Congregational Leadership stands in solidarity with LCWR in this statement issued in light of the events at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and …

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  • December 25, 2020 11/27/20 Christmas Advent Reflection

    John 1:4-5 …through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. In times of duress, we often hear the term used, “there is a light at the end of the tunnel.” …

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Creating Communion at the Intersection of Racism, Migration and Climate Crisis

“Responding to God who loves all of creation into being, we recommit ourselves to create communion and examine root causes of injustice. We particularly focus on the intersection of racism, migration, and climate crisis. We recognize a sense of urgency and pledge prayer, education, and advocacy. We will use our collective voice, resources, and power in collaboration with others to establish justice which reflects God’s creating love.”
Leadership Conference of Women Religious Resolution to Action

Immigration: 21st Century

Immigration: 21st Century

Reading the signs of the times from our desire to create communion, we, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, affirm the inter-relatedness of the justice concerns addressed by the LCWR Call for 2015-2022. We are heartbroken by the myriad ways our one human family and Earth, our common home, suffer from disconnection, indifference, violence, and fear in the face of racism, migration, and climate crisis. Responding to God who loves all of creation into being, we recommit ourselves to create communion and examine root causes of injustice. We particularly focus on the intersection of racism, migration, and climate crisis. We recognize a sense of urgency and pledge prayer, education, and advocacy. We will use our collective voice, resources, and power in collaboration with others to establish justice which reflects God’s creating love.

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Anti-Racism

Anti-Racism

“In the presence of constant and painful reminders of the deep roots of racism in our country,” reads the 2018 statement of recommitment, which echoes the wording of the 2016 resolution, LCWR pledges “to go deeper into the critical work of creating communion, examining the root causes of injustice and our own complicity, and purging ourselves, our communities, and our country of the sin of racism and its destructive effects.” Leadership Conference of Women Religious Resolution to Action

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On Care of Our Common Home

On Care of Our Common Home

SLW Corporate Stance
To stand for the Care of Earth personally and corporately by our daily actions and work to support civil policies for the Care of Earth.
In June 2006, SLW and Associates formally endorsed the Earth Charter, with the commitment to “. . . take on, joyfully, trustingly, and courageously as a sacred trust, the protection of Earth’s vitality diversity and beauty” (The Earth Charter).
Our corporate stance at this time continues our commitment in this urgent need.

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In Memoriam

Sr. Rosanne Stump, SLW
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November 29, 1924 – September 9, 2020

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