As Sisters of Mercy we are called to live out our fourth vow of service to those who are poor, ill, oppressed or uneducated in a time of unprecedented global economic, social and ecological crisis. This call challenges us to act in solidarity with suffering people and to confront our own oppressive behaviors and complicity with unjust structures
It is through the Gospels and the tradition of our foundress Catherine McAuley that we draw the inspiration and the motivation to face these challenges. As Sisters of Mercy, we have identified five Critical Concerns: earth, immigration, non-violence, racism, and women’s issues. The three-member justice team facilitates community response to these concerns by providing access to information and other resources, collaborating with other justice organizations, mobilizing for public awareness and corporate voice and working to promote dignity and equality for all.
- discussing the disconnect between beliefs and today’s world reality
- exploring new thinking related to spirituality and sacred activism
- bringing together physical science, social and cultural history, psychology, art and spirituality to renew our faith and hope
- exploring new understandings of what it means to be a human being as one with all of creation
- discovering new energy in the relation between science and religion
- meeting God in one another