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Justice and Peace

Grounded in our roots and enlightened by the Gospel, “we work for a future in which the poor and suffering, the hungry in body and spirit, will know God’s saving presence in them.” Learn more about our Justice and Peace work.

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Climate Justice Workshop – Building Radical Hope in the Climate Crisis

By Loretto Community / November 3, 2021 /
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You are invited to join in this free Climate Justice workshop on Zoom.  Feel free to invite your friends and spread the word! Jessie Rathburn, Earth Education and Advocacy Coordinator…

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Climate Justice Workshop – Carbon Fee and Dividend

By Loretto Community / October 19, 2021 /
Banner reading "The future of planet Earth is in our hands."

You are invited to join in this free Climate Justice workshop on Zoom.  Feel free to invite your friends and spread the word! On Tuesday, October 19, 6-8 PM ET,…

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Striving To Care for Earth, Loretto Joins Global Justice Initiatives

By Loretto Community / October 11, 2021 /
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“All is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start.”  (Laudato Si’,…

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Loretto Joins Laudato Si’ Action Platform, Commits to Journey Toward Integral Ecology

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2021 /

The Loretto Community Forum announced Oct. 1 its endorsement of the Loretto Community Groups’ enthusiastic agreement to express the Community’s participation in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform when it is…

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Loretto Signs Afghanistan Support Letter

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Loretto President Sister Barbara Nicholas signed this letter today, Aug. 31. It calls for the protection of Afghan women, the establishment of a U.N. instrument (UNSCR 1325) to set an…

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Exploring Intersections: Eliminating Gun Violence

By Loretto Community / August 11, 2021 /
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“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation.…

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Localization: Towards Economic and Environmental Justice

By Loretto Community / July 17, 2021 /

The Loretto Link working group Cooperative Economics in collaboration with Loretto Earth Network, Sustainable and Intentional Community at the Motherhouse, Sustainable Communities for Equity and Food Justice (Prop 10), and…

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Exploring Intersections: Ending Human Trafficking

By Loretto Community / July 14, 2021 /
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“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation.…

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Loretto Advocacy: ‘Because the Gospel Urges Us’

By Loretto Community / July 9, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." A white dove carrying an olive branch in its mouth is below. Art by Bob Strobridge.

Loretto’s Constitutions give us the foundational words for the work of Loretto in today’s world. Article 36 is straightforward and clear: “We work for justice and act for peace because…

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Exploring Intersections: Racial Justice

By Loretto Community / June 9, 2021 /
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“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation.…

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Exploring Intersections: Migration

By Loretto Community / May 12, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation.…

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Answering the Call To Serve: Loretto Missions in Latin America

By Loretto Community / May 10, 2021 /
Archival photo of two sisters in habit waving from the door of a plane.

At the Loretto Assembly in 1958, six years after the last Sister of Loretto returned from China, Loretto members called for the Community to continue its work in the missions.…

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