UN International Day of Peace

Call for recommitment to peace on International Day of Peace

Today is the International Day of Peace. The Sisters of Charity Federation has signed onto a letter with 131 organizations worldwide that urges greater commitment from all governments to foster sustainable peace. The statement calls for the international community and the United Nations General Assembly to 1) fully embrace the

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UN negotiated Legally Binding Treaty Banning all Nuclear Weapons

One-hundred-twenty-two Member States of the United Nations voted to adopt a Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on July 7, 2017. It is the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons, and it may eventually lead to their total elimination. All the nine nuclear armed countries and

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Hazard Yet Forward: Annual Meeting 2017 Videos Available

Leaders from our 13 congregations came together in New York June 1-5, 2017 for the Sisters of Charity Federation Annual Leadership Meeting, hosted by the Sisters of Charity of New York. A handful of the talks and panel discussions were recorded on video: Sr. Teresa Kotturan’s NGO Presentation, the Panel

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Child-Labor

Imagine a World Free of Child Labor

Imagine a world free of child labor! The number of children worldwide caught up in child labor is astounding – 168 million. These numbers are not a reflection of the reality; those who work in the informal sectors like domestic work, agriculture or illegal mining are not counted. They live

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Charity Earth Network

Sisters of Charity Federation Statement on Paris Agreement

The leaders of the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America, representing nearly 4,500 Sisters and Associates, strongly disagree with the decision of President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement regarding climate change. This decision places our world in extreme danger and threatens the life of the planet. We

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Sister Teresa Kotturan SCN

Day 2: Hazard Yet Forward

Following the morning liturgy, Kathy Byrnes, SCNY welcomed Sisters and Federation NGO representative and liaisons from the congregations to the first full day of the Sisters of Charity Federation annual meeting. Jaime Carrera, Westchester Marriott, spoke of the corporate initiative to train staff in identifying human trafficking. Sister Kathy introduced

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Federation Opening Ritual

Day 1: Hazard Yet Forward

Sixty-nine leaders of the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America are gathering from June 1st to 5th, 2017 in Tarrytown, NY for their annual meeting. They represent two provinces of the Daughters of Charity and eleven congregations of Sisters of Charity in the United States and Canada. Earlier in

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Forced Labor & The Role We Can Play to End It

No continent or country is free of some form of forced labor. Elimination of forced labor is a challenge to governments around the world. Labor traffickers use force, fraud and coercion to lure vulnerable people with promises of high-paying jobs to work against their will. Extreme poverty, lack of employment,

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End Poverty in all its forms by 2030: Implement Social Protection Floors

The Global Community has an ambitious agenda to transform our world by 2030 – “we are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.” (Transforming our

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Girls Can Change the World

UN Joins in Making Girls Count

Girls were among persons “left behind” by society in the time of St. Louise de Marillac. According to “Louise de Marillac: a Committed Woman,” [1] Louise took interest in educating poor country girls while others were unconcerned. Richelieu stated (in his last testament) that such education was useless and even

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