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PJIC Monthly Updates

The SCNY Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation assists the Congregation and its leadership, Sisters and Associates in exercising a ministry of peace, justice and integrity of creation. Please read the Updates (PDF) below for more information.

PJIC Updates

Special Edition Sept. 2017
This special issue on human trafficking introduces Katerina Pecora, PJIC Office graduate intern, who is increasing awareness on human trafficking at College of Mount Saint Vincent. Find out more on how consumer choice and power can stop trafficking.

July 2017
Read about events that offer opportunities to pray, reflect and act on Laudato Si’ and the Sustainable Development Goals.

June 2017 Special Edition
Join the Global Poverty Task Force and the Sisters of Charity in ending hunger and addressing Sustainable Development Goal #2.

May 2017
Read about Sr. Claire Regan’s ministry of peace and reconciliation in New Orleans, LA and the “Healing of Our City” efforts among NYC Police and faith ministers. Join with the Sisters of Charity in praying for, and working towards peace, reconciliation and healing.

April 2017
Sisters of Charity of New York care for our common home, Planet Earth, and participate with colleagues to ensure a sustainable quality of life for future generations, human and non-human.

March 2017
Read about the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) and how Sisters of Charity are promoting the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

December 2016 – January 2017
Sisters of Charity, Associates and colleagues were at the United Nations and on the streets of New Orleans, LA, Washington, D.C. and New York City praying and advocating for the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda—for inclusion, respect and dignity, equality for all.

December 2016 – January 2017
Sisters of Charity, Associates and colleagues were at the United Nations and on the streets of New Orleans, LA, Washington, D.C. and New York City praying and advocating for the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda—for inclusion, respect and dignity, equality for all.

November 2016
Responding to Pope Francis’ call in Laudato Si’, Sisters of Charity put “Love in Action” and give thanks for all who live the charism of charity according to their specific calling and gifts!

October 2016
Food and water continue to be issues that Sisters of Charity are concerned about – locally, nationally and globally. The October 18th Awakening the Dreamer workshop examined the role each of us as humans can play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

September 2016
Sisters of Charity and colleagues address the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in many ways. In this issue, through collaboration with groups like BREAD and SAPE (Stop Algonguin Pipeline Expansion), we educate, raise awareness and advocate for safety, health, food and security.

July 2016
Sisters of Charity of New York participate in systemic change through prayer, presence, witness, and advocacy on critical issues of today: Network’s Mend the Gaps” Campaign, Clean Renewable Energy Movement, and Sisters of Charity Federation Prayer for gifts of wisdom and discernment for all the electorate as we prepare for the November elections.

June 2016
Sisters of Charity advocate against hunger and for clean renewable energy. Associate LeeAnn Brathwaite participates in Washington, DC, Bread for World Lobby Day; Sisters of Charity Federation NGO Liaisons meet in Emmitsburg.

March – April 2016
Associate Debra Gish shares her experience of family reunification at the Mexican-Texas border; CMSV graduate interns assist in PJIC Office; centrality of Gospel Nonviolence affirmed at Rome conference.

February 2016
Sisters of Charity and colleagues respond to Pope Francis’ call and challenges in Laudato Si.” Read about two Laudato Si’ conferences and two initiatives: addressing forced labor and advocating for a New York State Driver’s License for undocumented.

December 2015
In this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Sisters of Charity, Associates and Colleagues heed Pope Francis’ call “to be a credible witness to mercy, professing it and living it as the core of the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

November 2015
This November 2015 PJIC Update gives thanks for the Climate Marches and Events throughout the world urging world leaders gathered at the Paris Climate Summit to take action to: reduce carbon emissions; keep temperature rise at 2°C or less; and, help those facing effects of climate change. We also give thanks for a new PJIC volunteer, and CMSV students and veterans.

October 2015
PJIC Update highlights collaborative efforts that educate on and advocate for supportive housing, climate change and safe clean renewable energy. Advocacy volunteers are needed!

September 2015
Sisters of Charity of New York bring Laudato Si’ to life in many ways: sisters at Elizabeth’s Place share on elder wisdom and contemplation and inform world leaders that they care about climate change and its impact on those living in poverty. Sponsored ministries and colleagues address On Care for Our Common Home from different perspectives.

July-August 2015
This issue asks readers to make connections between LCWR, Sisters of Charity of New York 2015 Assembly Calls, and each one’s participation in a ministry of peace, justice and integrity of creation. Sisters, associates and colleagues join in Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson through a prayer vigil and advocacy.

June 2015
Pope Francis calls us in Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home to dialogue and conversation. Read how Sisters of Charity of New York are in conversation about issues that Pope Francis highlights in his new encyclical.

May 2015
Network and collaborating with other groups is essential in continuing the mission of the Sisters of Charity of New York. ROAR (Religious Organizations Along the River, GreenFaith, Franciscan Action Network, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, Bread for the World are but a few of the groups that help keep the charism of charity alive and carry it into the future.

April 2015
A glimpse of efforts to network and collaborate with young people and other groups in caring for each other and Earth.

March 2015
Highlighting the Mother Elizabeth Boyle Immigration Prayer card, SCNY involvement with CSW59, Corporate Responsibility, Nodine Hill Organizing Initiative, and the Cosmological Spirituality Group.

February 2015
A look at the efforts of Sisters of Charity of New York, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing (IAHH), and other groups to address homelessness and housing through changes in New York State legislation, as well as the implications of fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty.

December 2014 –January 2015
During this Year of Consecrated Life, we take time to identify how Sisters of Charity of New York are responding to Pope Francis’ call to look to the past with gratitude, live the present with passion and embrace the future with hope.

December 2014 –January 2015
During this Year of Consecrated Life, we take time to identify how Sisters of Charity of New York are responding to Pope Francis’ call to look to the past with gratitude, live the present with passion and embrace the future with hope.

November 2014
Do you wonder how women religious are envisioning the ministry of peace, justice and care of creation? Read about the LCWR November Conference, Entering the Transforming Future: JPIC Ministry in the Coming Age of Religious Life for social justice promoters and find out.

October 2014
Public witness and presence are ways Sisters of Charity of New York respond to their call to follow Jesus and live the gospel. Read this issue to find out how SCNY speak out for dignity and sacredness of life and against injustice and inequality.

September 2014
Provides a glimpse of what Sisters of Charity and Vincentian Family members experienced at the People’s Climate March in NYC. Keep the People’s Climate Movement growing by going to www.ourvoices.net

Summer 2014
Information on the September 21 People’s Climate March, the Climate Change Vincentian Family Social Representatives Statement and a glimpse of what the Catholic Climate Covenant’s website can offer.

June 2014
Highlights various ways Sisters of Charity and Associates offer support, presence, advocacy and witness to people who are undocumented and face deportation and detention.

May 2014 Update
The Sisters of Charity are addressing global poverty and climate change through collaborative efforts of two of their Task Forces, Global Poverty and Creation’s Transformative Energy.

April 2014
Find out about the April 12 gathering of Sisters of Charity and colleagues. Consider “Acting on Behalf of Justice from a Contemplative Heart” by finding out more about SCNY Task Forces.

March 2014
Sisters of Charity and Associates heed the call to welcome the stranger and accompany immigrants through presence, advocacy and systemic change. Corporate public witness taken in March is listed.

February 2014
Sisters of Charity continue to make connections between faith, climate change, lifestyle and those living in poverty. Read about participation in events such as the UN Commission on Social Development and Rally to Say No to Fast Tracking the Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty.

January 2014
We give thanks to all who participate, in unseen and multiple ways, in the ministry of peace, justice and integrity of creation. See list of corporate public witness from December 2012 through January 2014.

December 2013
Sisters of Charity join with the Archdiocese of New York and Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Center in the Pilgrimage for Reform Immigration. They collaborate with others to increase awareness as people of faith about sustainability on a finite planet.

November 2013
Sisters and Associates speak out on hunger and poverty and recommend the viewing of the documentary, A Place At the Table. SCNY join with CMSV students and other groups in the Super Bowl Hotel Outreach Campaign.

September – October 2013 Update
Sisters and Associates participated in several events, some with CMSV students, to pray for, educate, and raise awareness on world peace, immigration, human trafficking and fracking.

March 2013 Update
Read about specific ways PJIC Office, with sisters, associates and colleagues, are responding to God’s call, as articulated by Pope Francis I, “Let us protect with love all that God has given us.”

February 2013 Update
Includes information on the many ways the Sisters of Charity of New York are involved in systemic change. We are all invited to participate in the Vincentian Systemic Change Project by increasing our awareness and practice of systemic change in our lives, including work and prayer.

January 2013 Update
Some activity this month involved connecting with groups such as GreenFaith: Interfaith Partners for the Environment; Peace and Justice Directors in the Sisters of Charity Federation; and, Interfaith Action on Climate Change.situation in Haiti.

November 2012 Update
Superstorm Sandy and Climate Change are connected. Take some time to reflect on ways to respond through contemplation, ongoing conversion and prophetic action.

October 2012 PJIC Update The first update from the newly structured Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation of the Sisters of Charity of New York, highlights ways the Sisters of Charity try to connect global and local issues.