"The joys, the hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the people of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these too are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ."— Pastoral Constitution on The Church in the Modern World, Vatican II
Peace, justice, and integrity of creation are fundamental to the community of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto. Once a month, a group of a dozen Sisters meets at Fontbonne Place, an affordable housing ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, to nurture community and address the social issues of our time with both individual and congregational response.
Employ a Faith and Hope-Based Approach: Use scripture, Catholic social teaching, and congregational documents to pray, reflect, and respond to issues of social justice.
Be a Visible Presence: Give public voice to the social consciousness of the Congregation and establish structures which witness that the concern for social issues is an integral part of our CSJ life and mission.
Educate for Action: Offer education opportunities on topics related to the focus, be a resource to the Congregation, make recommendations for responses, initiate appropriate action, and engage in advocacy when appropriate.
Collaborate: Work in solidarity with other groups, internally and externally.
In this, the International Year of Water Cooperation, we raise our voices in solidarity with our Indigenous neighbours to call for a reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people that upholds treaty rights and protects our precious land and water.
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