Catholic Sisters Living the Church’s Social Mission

Signs of Hope

September 14, 2023
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Livestream

Where do we see living examples of Catholic social teaching in action? Catholic sisters are at the forefront of work for justice, peace, and care for creation. They lead schools, soup kitchens, environmental advocacy efforts, anti-trafficking initiatives, and countless ministries in parishes and communities across the globe.

Throughout the world, there are more than 700,000 Catholic sisters. They can often be found leading the ministries that bring dignity and hope to young people, families, and communities; vocations are rising in countries in Africa and Asia in particular. Sisters’ ministries are powerful examples of Catholic social teaching in action.

This online dialogue offered a window into that renewal and ways religious sisters make the Gospel come alive in some of the poorest and most challenging places on earth. The dialogue featured sisters who raise awareness and address critical issues like education, economic empowerment, migration, and conflict. Four Catholic sisters working in Kenya, Peru, Uganda, and at the U.S. southern border explored their understanding of religious life and how their vocation makes a difference in their communities. Kim Daniels, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication, moderated the conversation.

This event was co-sponsored by Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life.

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