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 of Creation
  • Immigration and Refugees
  • Human Trafficking
  • Gospel Peace and Nonviolence

Partner with us in one or more of the following:

Stances and statements

    Sister Virginia Grumich chats with an immigrant from the Congo at the International Institute Luncheon

    Sisters call for immigration reform that treats every person with dignity, protects families, fixes visa backlog, upholds rule of law, protects borders and national security, and brings immigrants into the formal economy.

    Candles commemorate victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

    Provincial Council statement in response to Las Vegas shooting

    The Provincial Council released a statement on the Las Vegas shooting to encourage others to banish all violence from our hearts, words and deeds, to be peaceful people, helping to build loving, compassionate communities.


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