... we derive courage and confidence from our educational mission and Sacred Heart spirituality in a world that calls for just use of power, structural and systemic transformation, an ethic of caring, and openness to welcoming people on the move.
In solidarity with those who are most vulnerable
From our contemplation of the Pierced Heart of Jesus in the heart of wounded humanity flows the desire to commit ourselves with greater passion and compassion to justice, peace and the integrity of creation.
Journeying with people of different religions, races and cultures, and listening profoundly to the joys and suffering of humanity, have allowed us to be touched by the poverty, inequality, exclusion, violence and environmental destruction that are present in today’s world.
We take the responsibility to orient all our educative endeavors toward creating relationships of equality, inclusion, non-violence and harmony, believing that to have life and life in abundance is the deepest desire of God. In whatever apostolic activity we are engaged, our educative mission makes visible our solidarity with those who are excluded.
The pursuit of justice, peace and integrity of creation permeates all aspects of our lives. We include these in the criteria we use for discerning our relationships, ministries and commitments. In so doing, all our choices are marked by Gospel values.
Today, we commit to four imperatives set forth by our International JPIC office in the document Being Artisans of Hope in Our Blessed and Broken World:
Washing one another's feet: An invitation to critically reflect on JPIC and our relationship to power
Transforming and being transformed: Advocacy that begins with soul-searching honesty
Caring for our common home
Welcoming people on the move and walking with those who seek refuge and who hope for a better future