The Catholic Church teaches that our active engagement in the making of Justice and Peace in our world, as well as sustaining the Integrity of God’s Creation, is integral to the faithful following of Jesus and the proclamation of the Gospel. In keeping with this tradition, the School Sisters of Notre Dame state in the General Directory of their Constitution “a particular concern in all our ministries is the establishment of a just society.” (You Are Sent GD #33).
The JPIC Department of The Atlantic-Midwest Province of SSND promotes this vision as well as provides opportunities for engagement in the work of justice and peace-making throughout the province and the wider AMSSND network. In responding to the Directional Statement of the General Chapter of 2012 , the Atlantic-Midwest Province members decided that the primary social and ecological issues of concern for the province would be visible in province commitments to : Water, Immigration, Human Trafficking and Haiti. Providing education as well as opportunities for engagement with these social and environmental commitments of the province, are overseen by province committees under the leadership of the AMSSND JPIC Director.
As members of an international congregation, we recognize our obligation and opportunities to develop a world vision and a sense of global responsibility. Our internationality challenges us to witness to unity in a divided world, to discover unsuspected ways of sharing what we have, especially with the poor and marginalized. (You Are Sent C26)
The Gospel Fund of the Atlantic-Midwest Province is established for the purpose of assisting in the financing of projects whose goals are consistent with our congregational mandate to reverence all creation and make the concerns of the poor our own.