Justice and Peace

RDC Commitment to End Human Trafficking

We acknowledge the role of UISG's Executive Board in founding Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons. Click here to visit their website.

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RDC Commitment To SHORE, (Sheltering the Homeless is Our Responsibility)

S.H.O.R.E. provides permanent, affordable rental homes for 27 previously homeless families, (mostly women and children) in central and southern Westchester. This work is guided by a volunteer Board from the local Churches and Synagogues, including Sr. Susan McCarthy, our RDC board representative. Financial support (for the care of these homes) comes through  annual membership dues and donations.       

Please remember:  No one is homeless by choice. Instead, the choice is ours—to open our hearts and help. For more information please visit the SHORE website

RDC Commitment To The People Of El Salvador

The Sisters of the Divine Compassion along with our associates, companions and friends of the Martyrs and People of El Salvador are Committed to the People of El Salvador.

Sisters and Companions of the Divine Compassion, participated in delegation trips to El Salvador in recent years. The delegation of women religious and supporters were honored for their commitment to social justice and commemorated the 32nd anniversary of the martyrdom of four U.S. women missionaries assassinated by the Salvadoran military for their advocacy on behalf of refugees and the poor. The Divine Compassion members of the delegation represented our community in standing in solidarity with the people of El Salvador and honoring the sisters, priests, and Christian volunteers who were martyred during the 1980s. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the SHARE Foundation, as well as Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown, NY sponsor regular delegation visits to El Salvador.

We have hosted and supported the U.S. Truth and Justice for El Salvador Tour. View the Divine Compassion El Salvador slide show on YouTube – from the visit of the Sisters and Divine Compassion volunteers with the Share El Salvador and LCWR solidarity visit with the people of El Salvador in December 2012. 

For more information, please visit SHARE El Salvador.

RDC Commitment to the United Nations

RDC Commitment to the United Nations is through Sr. Doretta Cornell, RDC, our representative in the Partnership for Global Justice NGO. Please visit their website Partnership for Global Justice, and read Doretta's insightful  blog that reports on UN activities.

RDC Commitment to support and work to implement LCWR Resolutions to Action

Topic Description
Ending Gun Violence We, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, are compelled to work toward a world where reverence for all living beings finds expression in an approach to life free from violence.
Abolishing Human Trafficking The members of LCWR commit to collaborate in order to abolish human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery.
Immigration LCWR calls on Congress to pass the Dream Act and comprehensive immigration reform that includes the reunification of families and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
Strengthen Bonds Among Women Religious Globally As we continue to listen attentively to the experiences of women religious throughout the world and to share their stories, the members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will identify ways to strengthen our mutual support in living out the Gospel mission.
Peace Work for peace by promoting a culture of nonviolence and building a sustainable global community founded on interdependence and the principles of human rights.
Reduce Our Carbon Footprint Faithful to our calling to foster the interconnectedness of all creation and building on the strength of past resolutions and actions, we, the members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, resolve to take measurable steps to reduce our congregational/community carbon footprint.
Resolution on Climate Change The Conference of Major Superiors of Men and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious jointly resolve to bring our own experience and charisms to the current conversation on climate change and into action for justice; to seek concrete ways to curb environmental degradation, mitigate its impact on the poorest and most vulnerable people, and restore right relationships among all God’s creation; and to foster a consciousness of care for God’s creation among all our members, colleagues,...