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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Increased nuclear threat may renew interest in disarmament, advocates say

By Loretto Community / September 26, 2022 /

Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 22, 2022 … Blissman said the NPT talks were “yet one more example of how the U.N. operates in silos on different existential…

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Interfaith Panel Discussion on the 77th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan

By Loretto Community / August 17, 2022 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Notions of white supremacy and racism have deep ties to the history and culture of nuclear weapons. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Over the years, several Loretto members have…

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Hiroshima: A Peace Committee Call for a Community Read

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / August 10, 2022 /

In 1946 The New Yorker devoted an entire edition to publishing John Hersey’s “Hiroshima.” Hersey reported on six residents. They were there in the city and, by turns of fate,…

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Let’s Talk about Nukes

By Karel Disponett CoL / August 3, 2022 /
a banner that says "Remove Nukes from Dangerous Hands"

August 6 marks the 77th anniversary of the dropping of a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima by the United States. According to Alliance for Science, “A total of 140,000 people in Hiroshima and…

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The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement

By Kim Klein CoL / July 13, 2022 /

“A land without a people for a people without a land” is a common phrase associated with the Zionist movement to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine during the 19th and 20th…

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Supreme Court’s Majority Makes it Easier to Carry a Gun

By Kim Klein CoL / July 6, 2022 /

“As a nun, I’m expected to offer thoughts and prayers, and indeed I do. But that’s not enough. We must rise up and take action together to stop this violence.…

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March, speakers, draw attention to poverty, voting rights, health care needs

By Loretto Community / June 23, 2022 /

Published by Catholic News Service, posted by the Catholic Spirit on June 23, 2022 The Loretto Community was one of several religious orders and organizations that participated in the Moral…

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Loretto Marches with the Poor People’s Campaign

By Loretto Community / June 22, 2022 /
A collage with yellow, orange a red striped sunset background with an outline of people marching layered on top.

“Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.” Micah 6:8 The Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) is a community of faith that hopes to counter narratives of exclusion. Loretto Link’s Good…

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Nuclear Ban Week in Vienna

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / June 15, 2022 /

It’s finally happening, the first Meeting of States Parties to the U.N. Ban Treaty! Eighty-six countries have signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and 61 states have ratified it!…

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Loretto Loves Acronyms: We Hope You Enjoy Our “Alphabet Soup!’

By Loretto Community / June 11, 2022 /
A woman wearing a green shirt and a smile stands amongst a crowd and holds a sign that reads "NFWN keeping faith with Immigrants", with the National Farm Worker Ministry logo in the lower right corner.

When a little kid, one of our members often had Campbell’s Alphabet Soup for lunch. She would pick out letters in the soup to spell her name or her town…

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My Journey with WATER

By Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL / June 1, 2022 /
A book cover, detailing the author, title, and an abstract background with blue and purple designs.

It all began with a simple request from Kathleen Tighe, “We would love to have you join the Outreach Committee team that helps prepare the quarterly Zoom rituals for the…

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Loretto, Five Other Women Religious Congregations Speak Together Against Gun Violence

By Loretto Community / May 26, 2022 /

May 26, 2022 As we mourn the loss of more than 30 lives in 10 days, our hearts break. In conversations with each other and in our prayers to God,…

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