Since 1980, committees have been involved in furthering the justice efforts of the Congregation. The past General Chapters (governing bodies of the Congregation) have affirmed and encouraged the work of these committees, and they have been instrumental in guiding our Congregation’s justice agenda.
Faith and Resistance Working Circle committee members meet regularly. Pictured from left Srs. Maureen McDonnell, Liz Sully, Kathryn Komarek, and Kathy Long.
At this time, the seven justice committees the Office of Peace and Justice sponsors include the following:
The Alternative Investment Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Council (leadership team of the Congregation) regarding investments in projects having a human development purpose.
The Shareholder and Consumer Action Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Council regarding shareholder activity with companies whose common stock we own, purchasing constraints for our congregation portfolio, and participation in consumer boycotts.
The Sinsinawa Women’s Network works to achieve full participation for women in the Church and in society through education and advocacy.
The Care of Creation Committee works to achieve a more ecologically-friendly world through education and advocacy.
The Faith and Resistance Working Circle resists current manifestations of injustice by action in faith and prayer, study, and personal conversion. In action with others, they engage in acts of nonviolent dissent.
The Restorative Justice Committee works to bring about restorative justice through education and advocacy. It also provides support for people in prison.