A sister at Notre Dame of Elm Grove participates in International Human Rights Day by writing letters to her representatives.

The School Sisters of Notre Dame strive to create a global community where human dignity is respected, all creation is treasured, spirituality is nourished and justice is accomplished as part of our mission to show God’s love to the world.

This commitment is reflected in the work of the Shalom – Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation ministry. Shalom is the Hebrew word for Peace. Shalom is also the word School Sisters of Notre Dame use to describe our international network for justice, peace and integrity of creation. More than 2,500 sisters, associates and friends of SSND across five continents make up the Shalom Network.

The Shalom Network works to enhance just structures that foster fullness of life while changing unjust structures that inhibit it. In the Central Pacific Province, four areas of particular focus are:

  • Care for Creation
  • Immigration and Refugees
  • Human Trafficking
  • Gospel Peace and Nonviolence

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