Committed to Social Justice
“…Respect for the human person and the rights that flow from human dignity and guarantee it.
Society must provide the conditions that allow people to obtain what is their due according to their nature and vocation.”
– from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
For the Women of Providence, social justice is about right relationships of individuals with God, others, society, and all of creation. It calls us to collaborate with others for the common good of all.
Providence is God’s loving care and concern for all creatures and creation — human dignity and the common good are paramount.
Working on behalf of social justice calls us to personal responsibility to work with others to design institutions for personal and social development. Economic justice flows from social justice in that it is a call for fairness in the distribution of goods within society.
Today the idea of social justice is expanded beyond merely just the distribution of wealth and goods. It also includes spheres of social life such as the environment, race, gender and other causes and manifestations of inequality.
Each member congregation of the Women of Providence expresses its own justice focus in its mission statement, often in concert with other virtues. They embrace and work for justice because it flows from our shared providence charism and embodies our commitment to respond to the needs of our global society.
WPC IN ACTION
CURRENT SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVITIES
SISTERS LURED BY THE PROVIDENT GOD
of taking care of those suffering from social evils and the marginalized has expanded throughout the world for more than 100 years.
The Sisters of Divine Providence, Korean province, created this video to celebrate their 50th jubilee.
To watch, please click the video arrow button on the picture.
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITMENTS
ANNUALLY, THE MARIE DE LA ROCHE PROVINCE, A USA PROVINCE OF THE CONGREGATION OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, HONORS INDIVIDUALS WHO DEMONSTRATE A STRONG COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE