Social Justice
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May we live in solidarity with those who are denied full human dignity, praying for justice, acting justly, and addressing the causes and effects of injustice.

CHARISM
As Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, 
we believe God calls us to be a sign in the world of the power of the Eucharistic Christ to effect unity and community among all peoples.
“My place is in God, in His Justice, in His Love
Saint Katharine Drexel


What will “I” do to make a difference?

Traffickers sometimes use hotels to exploit victims.  Several years ago, we teamed up with End Child Prostitution and Trafficking, or ECPAT-USA, a non-profit policy organization that focuses on ending the sexual exploitation of children, and Polaris, a non-profit that works to fight human trafficking, both leaders in the fight against human trafficking, to develop a comprehensive training program for our hotel staff.

 In January, we made human trafficking training mandatory for all associates, and developed training tailored to the specific roles on our properties. Over 225,000 of our associates completed the training this past year, and we’re on our way to our goal of 100%.  https://www.ecpatusa.org/blog/?tag=Marriott+International


Racism
ACT
Awaken!  Confront!  Transform!

Leadership Conference of Women Religious newsletter had an article regarding  Catholic Organizations Join A.C.T. to End Racism.  The National Council of Churches (NCC) has gathered a coalition of more than 50 faith community partners who recognize that those of moral conscience have a specific responsibility and unique gift to address and eliminate racism. Included among these partners are numerous Catholic organizations whose members attended the April 4, 2018 A.C.T. to End Racism rally on the National Mall in Washington DC. http://www.rally2endracism.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Platform-flyer.pdf

This landmark event, held 50 years to the day since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination…Dr. King’s message is still alive, and Catholics are carrying on the work to end racism. We acknowledge our own complicity in institutional racism and we commit ourselves to cleanse our hearts and rid our land of this evil.” 


http://www.stopenslavement.org/
https://news.vcu.edu/article/Demand_drives_human_trafficking

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/what-human-trafficking/federal-law

Justice Committee Members:
Sr. Zoe Brenner, Chairperson Sr. Jean Olmstead, SBS,Joyce Hadley, ASBS, Hilda Wiltz, ASBS, Carole Blanks, ASBS, Sr. Pat Downs, SBS