Recent Statements

In the presence of constant and painful reminders of the deep roots of racism in our country, we, the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in committing to the critical work of creating communion, examining the root causes of injustice and our own complicity, and purging ourselves, our communities and our country of the sin of racism and its destructive effects. Read the full statement >>

 

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph has released a statement condemning the violence occurring in Nicaragua. You can find the statement below and online at: http://www.cssjfed.org/images/Pdfs/Nicaragua-Corporate-Voice-Statement.pdf

 

We will not stand for the discrimination of our Muslim ‘dear neighbors.’

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph has released a statement regarding the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump Administration’s Travel Ban. In response, we ask you to consider taking action to express dismay over discrimination of our Muslim ‘dear neighbors.’ To read the full statement and learn more about how you can take action, visit: http://www.cssjfed.org/images/Pdfs/Federation-Statement-on-Travel-Ban.pdf

 

Let us Not… Be silent! Grow Complacent! Tire from being a witness of love and compassion in the world.

Even with the Administration’s current executive order changing the U.S. Government’s policy of ending “family separation” in immigrant detention, it is disturbing to know that our government has taken over 2,000 kids from their parents in the past few weeks of their “zero tolerance policy.” Hurting children to punish parents and to create a deterrent is immoral. Let us not be silent. Let us remember, now more than ever, who we are at our core. 

READ the US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Leadership Council statement at http://www.cssjfed.org/images/June-2018-Corporate-Voice-Statement.pdf

 

Building Bridges or Walls?

“Does our faith call us to build bridges or walls? Who do we call neighbor?” These challenging questions were the basis of a community reflection at a recent Peace Prayer hosted by the Justice Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJs) in St. Paul, Minnesota (www.csjstpaul.org).

In the moving testimony of a local Twin Cities DACA youth we learned about lives lived with uncertainty and fear. With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program ending on March 5, 2018, the lives of DACA youth and their families hang in the balance.  The price for these youth is high. The price to our nation is beyond measure.

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Supporting Refugees and All Immigrants

January 16, 2018

We, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, are deeply troubled and concerned at the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate the “temporary protective status” (TPS) of nearly 200,000 Salvadorans who have made a life here in the United States. This is yet another very disturbing action against immigrants and refugees after the Muslim and refugee bans; the dramatic increase in arrests and deportations; the rescinding of DACA protections for nearly 800,000 Dreamers; the termination of TPS for Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Sudanese people; and the dramatic decrease in refugee resettlement. 

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Past Statements

LCWR Denounces the Administrations’ Decision to Rescind TPS for Salvadorans

Justice Matters. This is going to hurt: the 2017 tax bill.

Commitment to Nonviolence

Response to the President’s Ending of the DACA program

CSJ Congregation responds to events in Charlottesville

LCWR Condemns Racism in All Forms

Reaffirming Our Solidarity with Native Peoples

LCWR Assembly urges dialogue with North Korea

Islamic Center Letter of Support

Community Statement on Philando Castile Verdict


As a member of the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, we encourage you to visit their website for the latest Justice Statements on behalf of approximately  4,203 vowed members as well as 3,032 associates and 25 agrégées in the United States. The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph is a dynamic union of all the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the United States who claim a common origin in the foundation at LePuy, France in 1650. World-wide there are over 10,749 Sisters of Saint Joseph and 4,399 associates in over 50 countries.