Mission Positions of the Congregation

““Our commitment to reconciliation requires us to promote justice and peace in a world troubled by sin and conflict. We work together to foster changes in everything that forces others to a marginalized life.

This witness in favor of justice must own the characteristics of merciful love, which are the essence of the Gospel and of the Church’s social doctrine”

((Constitutions 6))

WE TAKE A STAND FOR JUSTICE AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR MISSION OF RECONCILIATION

(25th Congregation Chapter of 1985)

“We dream of a world permeated with God’s love, where justice and human rights give dignity to every girl, woman, child. We work to change the policies of exclusion and the systems of dehumanisation”.

(Revision by the Good Shepherd International Justice and Peace Office, 08 June 2018)

WE TAKE A STAND TO BE HUMAN

St John Eudes’ keen awareness of God’s compassionate love and the creative audacity of St Mary Euphrasia inspire us, to commit ourselves to give prophetic and radical answers to the needs of our time.

(Revision by the Good Shepherd International Justice and Peace Office, 08 June 2018)

WE TAKE A STAND FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE MOST VULNERABLE AND THE PROTECTION OF CREATION

WE TAKE A STAND INSPIRED BY THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

For the first time, a single policy document brings together sustainable development and the fight against poverty. It clearly states that the current development model is not sustainable, not only from an environmental point of view, but also from an economic and social one, and it expresses an integrated vision of the different dimensions of development.

All countries are called to contribute to the effort to take the world on a sustainable path, without distinction between developed, emerging and developing countries, even if their problems and, above all, their responsibilities are clearly different.

The implementation of the Agenda requires a strong involvement of all components of society, from businesses to the public sector, from civil society to philanthropic institutions, from universities and research centers to information and cultural actors.

https://www.unric.org/it/agenda-2030

Humanity needs a greater soul in order to become more human

(Henry Bergson, in the opening speech of the 1999 Synod for Europe)