From the earliest days of our Congregation, FMSJs have been committed to working for justice and peace in our society through service to the poor, vulnerable and marginalized. Counseling families and individuals, feeding the homeless, advocating for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, and education opportunities for people with mental and physical disabilities, promoting care for the environment, insisting upon the implementation of strict Safeguarding procedures in all our apostolates, and participating in letter writing campaigns about various social justice issues to the governmental agencies in the countries in which we serve are some of the ways we promote justice and peace today.
Sister Isabel Kelly, FMSJ is our Justice and Peace Co-ordinator with a special focus on human trafficking issues. Sister Brenda Makokha, FMSJ is our Laudato Sí Co-ordinator, focusing on environmental concerns. Sister Philomena McCluskey, FMSJ is our Safeguarding Co-ordinator.
2017 Chapter statement on Justice and Peace and Care of the Environment
Identifying with the inspiration in Laudato Si we undertake to care for Mother Earth, our home. The document clearly shows the impact of environmental policy and practices on the poorest of our world.
We will continue our commitment to raising awareness of Human Trafficking.