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Congregational Stands

Date Congregational Stands Final Resolution

October 2015

As a Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, we believe that the practice of human trafficking should be abolished in law and practice. The Associates in Mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati strongly support this stand to abolish human trafficking in law and in practice.

 

September 2010

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and Associates commit ourselves to be informed about the human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and call on our government to do everything in its power to end the violent conflicts there.

Passed.
Communicated September 2, 2010.

February 2008

Sisters of Charity oppose war in Iraq and call for responsible plan for withdrawal. On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, we call on our government to: implement a plan for responsible withdrawal; provide troops the physical and psychological care needed; support the development of infrastructures for both human and environmental stability; respect the Iraqi people's right to choose their own form of governance; respect religious and cultural diversity within Iraq; and redirect resources to meet human needs at home and in other parts of the world.

Passed.
Communicated February 28, 2008.

 

May 2007

 

We, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, support the pastoral letter of Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States, Strangers Together on the Journey, which acknowledges that the current immigration system cries out for change. We recognize the rights of all our immigrant/refugee sisters and brothers. We believe the resolution of immigration/refugee issues must be viewed through the lens of economic analysis. Therefore, we call for change in unjust immigration policies and unfair trade agreements by our nation, and we will continue our direct outreach to immigrants and refugees.

Passed.
Communicated May, 2007.
March 2003 As a Congregation of the Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, we oppose war in Iraq and call for a responsible plan for withdrawal.
Passed.
Communicated March, 2003.
October 2000 As a Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, we believe that the death penalty should be abolished in the United States in law and in practice.
Passed.
Communicated October 23, 2000.
April 1999 As a Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, we believe that the debts of poor countries should be relieved and be carried out in such a way as to benefit the most impoverished persons in those countries.

Passed.
Communicated April 1999.

August 1981 That the Sisters of Charity publicly announce our call to halt the nuclear arms race. That we join with the Sisters of Loretto in endorsing this call by signing and circulating petitions devised by the Loretto Disarmament/Economic conversion committee.

Passed.
Communicated October 21, 1981.

January 1981 That the Sisters of Charity publicly announce our opposition to U.S. economic and military aid to avoid identification with a repressive government in El Salvador. That we actively encourage other religious congregations and Church organizations to join us.

Passed.
Communicated January 17, 1981.