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Reception to say thanks, bye: SLCC takes reins from School Sisters of Notre Dame

June 14, 2018 – Progressive Education Program Inc, (PEPI) of New Iberia, Louisiana, says goodbye to Sister Barbara Kraus, SSND and PEPI. PEPI is a supported ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. It will officially close its doors after 40 years of education. Read the article to find out more about the reception to say thank you and goodbye.



Global Sisters Report features SSND School in Nepal

From left, Sisters Barbara Soeté, Andre Maureen Soeté, Evangela Imamura and Miriam Therese KanayaJune 4, 2018 – Sisters Miriam Therese Kanaya, Evangela Imamura, Barbara Soete and Andre Maureen Soete are featured in a Global Sisters Report on their education mission in Nepal, including Seto Gurans Child Development Center in Bandipur, Notre Dame Secondary School in Bandipur and one-room study centers throughout the area. Read the full article from Global Sisters Report.



SSND shares LCWR’s statement

May 8, 2018 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province (SSNDCP), in solidarity with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) share the following statement from LCWR:

 

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is deeply troubled by the decision of the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 57,000 Hondurans. Honduras is the seventh country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by this administration. Read the full statement from LCWR.



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

May 1, 2018 – The May issue of Shalom/UN-NGO newsletter is available online. This newsletter is an e-publication of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that provides timely information for reflection and action on priority matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. Read more about SSND social justice issues.



Our Lady of Good Counsel presents letters and petitions in support of Indigenous Peoples Day

April 23, 2018 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame were mentioned in an article by The Free Press, for their support of a resolution brought before the City Council of Mankato, Minnesota, by Dave Brave Heart. The resolution asked for the federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, be changed to Indigenous Peoples Day. Our Lady of Good Counsel was one of five organizations that presented letters and petitions in support of the resolution. Read more about the resolution brought before the City Council in Mankato.



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

April 1, 2018 – The April issue of Shalom/UN-NGO newsletter is available online. This newsletter is an e-publication of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that provides timely information for reflection and action on priority matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. Read more about SSND social justice issues.



Dallas Diocese hears from Hispanic Catholics, advances V Encuentro

March 29, 2018 – Sister Beatriz Martinez, who is an associate director of religious education in the Dallas Diocese, explains how V Encuentro – which emphasizes the importance of involving young, second and third generation Hispanics/Latinos through empowerment and dialogue – brings the "power of presence" of Latinos within the diocese to the event.



SSND supported ministry receives Milwaukee archdiocese award

March 29, 2018 – Global Partners, Running Waters, Inc., a supported ministry of SSND based in Milwaukee, was presented with the 2018 Treasures of the Church: Religious Community Recipient award from Archbishop Jerome Listecki and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Archbishop Listecki established the Treasures of the Church awards to recognize individuals, organizations and religious orders who exemplify the true treasures of the church in their steadfast commitment and response to the poor and disenfranchised. Global Partners, Running Waters, Inc., was specifically recognized for building relationships through collaboration on water, food, health and education projects in Latin America. A video of Sister Jan's acceptance speech can be found on SSNDCP's Facebook page.



ReEchoes Spring Newsletter

March 20, 2018 – The spring issue of ReEchoes is available online. ReEchoes is a biannual Good Counsel Academy Alumnae publication for Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy. Good Counsel Academy was part of Mankato’s educational tradition from 1912 until it closed in 1980. The association continues to be active and provides a connection for alumnae, faculty and friends. Read more...



SSND delegation to participate in UN Commission on Status of Women

March 1, 2018 – An international delegation from the School Sisters of Notre Dame, including students from SSND schools in Austria, Brazil, Japan and the United States, will attend the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meeting March 12-23 in New York as they address the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. Read more about the delegation and their role at the UN.



SSND withdraws resolution based on commitment to publish climate risk assessments

March 2, 2018 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame have withdrawn their shareholder resolution filed with Midwestern electric utility company WEC Energy Group of Milwaukee. The withdrawal comes after WEC agreed to publish its climate risk assessment report looking at the long-term business impact of global warming. Read more about this withdrawal.



Collaborative library exhibit featured in St. Louis Review

March 1, 2018 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame and 15 other congregations in the St. Louis area were featured in the St. Louis Review diocesan newspaper for their collaborative exhibit “Catholic Sisters: The Spirit of St. Louis.” The exhibit was developed in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library to celebrate Catholic sisters’ 200 year history, present and future in the area, and is housed at the Central Branch from March 3 – April 28. Read more about the exhibit.



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

March 1, 2018 – The March issue of Shalom/UN-NGO newsletter is available online. This newsletter is an e-publication of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that provides timely information for reflection and action on priority matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. Read more about SSND social justice issues.



SSNDs’ contribution to St. Louis Public Library exhibit featured in Post-Dispatch

March 1, 2018 – School Sisters of Notre Dame, along with 15 congregations, are featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for the collaborative exhibit “Catholic Sisters: The Spirit of St. Louis” at the St. Louis Public Library. The article features the exhibit, which celebrates the 200 years that Catholic sisters have served and continue to serve the St. Louis area. The exhibit will run from March 3 – April 28. Learn more about the exhibit.



SSND successfully lobbies utility company to disclose climate change risks

March 1, 2018 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame claimed victory after a major coal-burning electric company in the Midwest agreed to publish assessments of the long-term business impacts on their companies of limiting global warming to under 2 degrees Celsius. SSNDs filed the resolution with WEC Energy Group of Milwaukee. Read more about this change.



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