The Society of the Sacred Heart United States - Canada Province has signed a Statement by Catholic Leaders demanding that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immediately release all children and their associated family members detained at three detention centers named in a recent federal court ruling. In the face of a global pandemic, any delay can be deadly. We also call for an end to the fundamental injustice of deporting and detaining children and families seeking to exercise their right to seek asylum and protection in the United States.
Learn the skills necessary to develop more adaptable and resilient teams and organizations at Courageous Conversations for the Path Forward led by Karen deLacy, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Using Brené Brown’s empirical research on the observable, measurable, teachable skills that create courage, this workshop will help you understand and define your own path to brave leadership.
You are invited to join an on-line community for five weeks of instruction, practice and support followed by a 21-day challenge to enhance or build your meditation practice.
UNHCR invites the world to observe World Refugee Day every June 20 as an occasion to educate ourselves and mobilize around the plight of refugees. Every minute, 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. From UNHCR on this year’s theme: “The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent anti-racism protests have shown us how desperately we need to fight for a more inclusive and equal world: a world where no one is left behind. It has never been clearer that all of us have a role to play in order to bring about change.”
During the last weeks we all have been invited to mourn and pray for the over 100,000 people in the United States and over 7,000 in Canada, who have died as a result of Covid-19. We have seen the unequal suffering of those impacted by the pandemic, particularly our black and brown brothers and sisters, the elders of all communities, the First Nations people, prisoners, the homeless, the unemployed, refugees, and those who have found themselves on the front lines of service.
The Society of the Sacred Heart in United States and Canada upholds human dignity, especially the most vulnerable, through a focus on several significant issues: racism, immigration, human trafficking, and environmental sustainability. Covid-19 has implications for each of these priorities.
In the past few weeks, the Province released two statements in response to the killing of George Floyd and in support of the calls for justice reverberating around our countries and world.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are thriving in the United States. They contribute to our society by working to support their families, by taking advantage of educational opportunities and by serving in the military. Approximately 62,000 health care workers in the United States, on the front lines of a global pandemic, are DACA-eligible.
As we approach the celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart, our hearts are full. For weeks we have grappled with the uncertainty and physical isolation caused by the pandemic. In the wake of George Floyd's violent death and the cry for justice more publicly in our sights, we now hear more acutely the call to confront the virus of racism and injustice that continues to plague our world.
Join Provincial Sheila Hammond, RSCJ, and the Religious of the Sacred Heart to pray together as One Body for the Feast of the Sacred Heart.
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Created by the Conference of Sacred Heart in celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart (June 19) which coincides with honoring Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, this video invites us to deep consideration of who we are called to be. This video was produced by the Conference of Sacred Heart Education, created by Irma Dillard, RSCJ, Meg Causey, RSCJ and Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ.
PovertyUSA provides resources for prayer, education, and action on issues related to poverty in the US. PovertyUSA is a program of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
The CRS resource center has a searchable database of resources on global poverty for prayer, education and action for parishes, dioceses, schools, clergy, and universities.