• The human environment and the natural environment deteriorate together; we cannot adequately combat environmental degradation unless we attend to causes related to human and social degradation. – Laudato Sí 48 Pope Francis continues to remind us that care for creation is connected to care for each other, and that constructing the Kingdom means that first we have to recognize that "we are all in the same boat."
  • Associated Alumnae & Alumni of the Sacred Heart (AASH) has named Frances (Fran) Gimber, RSCJ, and Carolyn (Lyn) Osiek, RSCJ, honorees of the 2021 Woman of Conscience Award. Both women will be honored during this years’ AASH National Conference held virtually April 22-25. The Conference was set to be held in Detroit, Michigan, but shifted to a virtual platform due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. The AASH website reads:
  • We are grateful that a measure of justice has been achieved for George Floyd and his family. We also know that there is still much to be done before our hearts and our country can be truly healed of the deep wounds of persistent racism that prevent us from seeing one another as brothers and sisters. We pray for all those who have pledged to serve and protect us, that they may act with courage and integrity in the face of injustice. May we have the courage to do the same.    
  • The Society of the Sacred Heart is united in solidarity with all people fleeing their homes in search of a life free of oppression, marginalization, human rights violations and poverty. We fully endorse the statement from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) calling upon the Biden Administration to fulfill its promise to increase the number of refugees resettled in the United States to 62,500 this fiscal year.
  • The 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) was held virtually from March 15-26, 2021. The priority theme was “Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.”