Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation
The mission of the PJIC Office is to assist the Congregation, Sisters and Associates, corporately and individually, to witness and live a ministry of peace, justice and integrity of creation in varied ways through increased awareness, prayer, presence, education, advocacy and systemic change.
Vision of the PJIC Office: The Sisters of Charity of New York will be a contemplative, transformative and prophetic presence and witness in areas of peace, justice and integrity of creation through the living of the charism of charity and the addressing of systemic change in solidarity with all life, humans and nonhuman. The PJIC Director, and all those associated with the PJIC Office, will work collaboratively with the Congregation, Leadership Team, committees, groups, individual sisters, associates and the wider public in identifying, celebrating and calling forth the many ways we practice and live peace, justice and integrity of creation.
Brief history: The Sisters of Charity of New York have structured their peace, justice and integrity of creation ministry in various ways over the years. The current Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation, formed in September 2012, focuses on the 2011 Assembly call to address creation’s transformative energy, global poverty, human trafficking and immigration.
The PJIC Office carries out its mission and work through:
Four co-chaired committees: Currently there are four committees: Creation’s Transformative Energy, Global Poverty, Immigration, and Voting & Anti-Racism.
Collaboration and networking with local, regional, state, national and international organizations. See section on collaboration for information on issues and to take action.
Systemic Change: The Sisters of Charity of New York have been committed to systemic change for decades. We now expand our efforts with the Vincentian Family, Sisters of Charity Federation and others to act on behalf of justice from a contemplative heart. Click here to visit FamVin.org for systemic change resources.
United Nations presence through the Sisters of Charity Federation NGO. Click here to visit the website.
Sisters of Charity Corporate Responsibility and Alternative Investment. Click here to read statement.
Updates from PJIC
Caring for Our Common Home
By Sister Mary Ann Garisto The following is from the Autumn 2021 issue of Vision. Sister Mary Ann Garisto The release of the recent United Nations climate change report gives new urgency for us to take individual and collective action on behalf of the...
Seeking Authentic Freedom
From the Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation By Bill Hurley, Associate & Co-Chair, Immigration Committee The following is from the Autumn 2021 issue of Vision. When Pope Francis released Laudato Si’ in 2015, the Immigration Committee—functioning...
Faith Leaders Respond to Pope Francis’ Call to a Wider “We”
“Towards An Ever Wider ‘We’” was the theme for the Interfaith Prayer co-sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of New York Immigration Committee and Catholic Charities Social and Community Development Department. Responding to the U.S. Bishops’ call to commemorate...
Congregation Members Pledge Support of Laudato Si’ Action Platform
“Gladden our hearts to know that we may participate with your Holy Spirit to renew the face of your Earth and safeguard a home for all.”Prayer for the Season of Creation 2021” (adapted) On Monday, September 27, 2021, on the Feast Day of Saint Vincent de Paul, members...
Interfaith Prayer Service on September 26 Commemorating World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Toward An Ever Wider “We” an interfaith prayer service commemorating World Day of Migrants & Refugees Sunday, September 26 at 2:00 pm ET via zoom Sponsored by Sisters of Charity of New York, Immigration Committee & Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New...
Caring for Our Common Home
by Sister Mary Ann Garisto from the Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation Sr. Mary Ann Garisto The following is from the Summer 2021 issue of Vision. In the spirit of Laudato Si’, we may want to consider ways to reduce our carbon footprint and take better...