Public Statements

CSJ BOSTON CORPORATE STATEMENTS

Corporate Stance on Behalf of the Earth

We, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston and Associates-as individuals, as local communities, as Congregation, as peoples of the earth . . .

Corporate Stance on Nuclear Arms

We, the women of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, take this stand regarding nuclear arms.

Human Trafficking

We, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, whose mission of unity and reconciliation impels us to promote right relationships, denounce the slavery of human trafficking in all its forms in every place where it exists.

CSJ BOSTON PUBLIC STATEMENTS

CSJ Boston Pre-Prayer Vigil

We, the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, join with all who grieve and cry out against racism in all its forms. At this moment, heartbreak, frustration, fear, and outrage are but a few of the disquieting emotions resulting from the fatal arrest of George Floyd of Minneapolis.

We Are Called to Be Christ’s Body – Sisters of St. Joseph Anti-Racism Prayer Vigil 

We, the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, join with all who grieve and cry out against racism in all its forms. At this moment, heartbreak, frustration, fear, and outrage are but a few of the disquieting emotions resulting from the fatal arrest of George Floyd of Minneapolis. We acknowledge our own privilege and unite ourselves with others to work to dismantle racism…

CSSJ FEDERATION CORPORATE STATEMENTS

U.S. Federation’s Statement on Racism and Commitment to Direct Action

U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph strongly condemns the police-killing of another black man on the streets of our nation.

U.S. Federation Calls for End to Gun Violence

U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Calls for End to Gun Violence

U.S. Federation Resolves to Create Communion at the Intersection of Racism, Migration, and Climate Crisis

U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Resolves to Create Communion at the Intersection of Racism, Migration & Climate Crisis

U.S. Federation Calls for the Welcome and Humane Treatment of Arriving Migrants

U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph aligns with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in opposing the current administration’s continued denigration of those fleeing untenable situations in their home countries through an executive order which will block those seeking asylum in the U.S. 

U.S. Federation Condemns Anti-Semitic Killing and Calls for the Healing of Divisions

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph joins with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and countless groups and individuals across the country and in Pittsburgh to condemn the slaughter of our brothers and sisters at Tree of Life Congregation in the community of Squirrel Hill.

U.S. Federation Calls for the Protection of Immigrants

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in strongly opposing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed changes to the public charge regulation. We view such changes as yet another attempt by the Trump administration to restrict immigration and punish immigrant families, to force parents to make impossible choices between the well-being of their families and the prospect of future citizenship.

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Leadership Council Decries Human Rights Violations and Terrorism Perpetrated by the Trump Administration at the U.S. Border

The U.S. Federation join with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Sr. Theresa Maya, the President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), and members of many faith traditions in calling for an end to the separation of children from their parents at the border where they are seeking asylum.

U.S. Federation Recommits to Addressing Racism

In the presence of constant and painful reminders of the deep roots of racism in our country, we, the US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in committing to the critical work of creating communion, examining the root causes of injustice and our own complicity, and purging ourselves, our communities, and our country of the sin of racism and its destructive effects.

U.S. Federation Opposes the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule

We, the U. S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, compelled by the Gospel and by our heritage to be responsive to the “dear neighbor” without distinction, are concerned for all of God’s creation and our sisters and brothers everywhere.

Statement on  TPS for Honduras

The members of the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, who embrace the Gospel charism of unifying love for the healing and transformation of the world, are deeply troubled by the decision of the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 57,000 Hondurans.

Human Rights for Farmworkers

We, the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, compelled by the Gospel and by our heritage to be responsive to the “dear neighbor” without distinction, call corporations and businesses with farm workers in their supply chains to ensure workers are treated justly.

August 2014 Federation Statement Unaccompanied Minors

We, the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Leadership Council, compelled by the Gospel and by our heritage to be responsive to the “dear neighbor” without distinction, call upon President Obama and Congress to ensure the protection and care of the unaccompanied minors who are coming to our borders fleeing from extreme violence and poverty in their home countries.

CSSJ US Fed Trafficking Statement

We, the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, stimulated by the love of God and neighbor without distinction, call on all persons to work to abolish the horrific crime of human trafficking and modern day slavery.