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Charity Moving Forward gathering in Greensburg

Written by Sister Elaine Biollo, SC-Halifax We came from all over the continent – the East, the West, the North and the South and even the far South with Martha Lou representing Peru – to Greensburg, PA where the trees and the hills welcomed our coming as well as 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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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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Day 4: Hazard Yet Forward

Sister Deborah Humphreys, SC-StE welcomed the Sisters to the fourth day of the Federation annual meeting. After introductions at the table, Sister Florence Hee, OSF presented the theme of the morning prayer and faith sharing: confronting racism. In the first session of the morning, Seton Heritage Ministries Board Chair Sister

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Day 3: Hazard Yet Forward

On Saturday morning, June 3, 2017, Sister Mary McCormick, SCNY welcomed the Sisters for the third day of the Federation annual meeting. Facilitator Sister Florence Hee, OSF led the morning prayer and faith sharing session. Sister Mary started the first session of the day with a reminder of the three intentions

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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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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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Sisters offer hope to survivors of human trafficking in New York City

It was in 2001 that Sister Joan Dawber, a Sister of Charity of Halifax, recalls first hearing about human trafficking. Sisters from all around the globe were invited to look at the issue of human trafficking and how their congregations could respond. “For me it was an important call. I

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Seton Writings Project helps to spread Saint Elizabeth’s legacy

Six Sisters of the Federation have dedicated years of work to document the story and legacy of Elizabeth Seton whose feast day is January 4. We recognize and thank the women of Seton Writings Committee! Sisters Regina Bechtle SCNY, Betty Ann McNeil DC-St. Louise, Vivien Linkhauer SC-SH, and Judith Metz

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