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The mission of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation ministry is to explore CSA's distinct contribution to the ongoing, nonviolent transformation of the world towards peace, justice and ecology. This work embraces the efforts of sisters, associates, co-workers and others who share the CSA vision. We live out the mission to bring about systemic change by using the lens of nonviolence to focus on the issues of women, children, health care, globalization (especially as it affects Latin America), seamless ethic of life.

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Season of Creation: Sept 10

September 10, 2021
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

SEE

According to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), millions of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers in their own countries and abroad, every year. No sector or industry is immune to human trafficking. Victims may be workers in food processing factories, waiters or cooks at restaurant, construction workers, agricultural laborer, fishers, housekeeping staff at hotels, domestic help in private residences, or sex trafficked women and men in brothels, spas and massage parlors.

The US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy in an effort to eradicate modern-day slavery.

Read More about Anti-Trafficking Work

 

Laudato Si Goals with Response of the Cry of the Poor highlighted

 

 

REFLECT

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up? … It is no longer enough, then, simply to state that we should be concerned for future generations. We need to see that what is at stake is our own dignity.”
- Laudato Si' 160

Read Laudato Si’

 

 

 

Sister Trish at the border wall

ACT

In 2001, CSA was one of six founding congregations of UNANIMA International, a non-governmental organization at the United Nations focused on ending the trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation. On the Feast of St. Agnes, January 21, 2007, the CSA Congregation adopted a Corporate Stance on Human Trafficking to announce, "we stand in solidarity with the victims of human trafficking and are against the trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation." This was affirmed by the CSA USA Associate Community in November 2020.

The CSA Constitution, paragraph 4, states: "Our heritage calls us to a missionary zeal for nurturing the seed of faith and a pastoral concern for those whose faith life or human dignity is threatened." Paragraph 54 of the Constitution goes on to state: "We commit ourselves to respond to the church's call to hear the cry of the poor, and we reaffirm our commitment to those whose faith life or human dignity is threatened in any way."

This year, UNANIMA, which has recently expanded its mission, released a report showing the strong ties between trafficking and homelessness.

Read the Report

 

INTERCESSION

That children, women, and men who are rescued from traffickers be given a safe place to recover from abuse, we pray.

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