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Social Concerns Committee
The Ursuline Sisters and Associates’ Social Concerns Committee embrace the Ursulines’ commitment to the poor and marginalized.

The following Social Concerns activities reflect that commitment:

    • A family of eight arrived in Louisville from Pakistan, through the efforts of Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement ministry and sponsorship from the Ursuline Sisters. The relocation project was initiated through the Ursuline’s Social Concerns Committee. Read more here.


    • A half-day program presented by Sister Amata Miller, IHM called “Pope Francis 102: Challenging Our Economic System” was co-sponsored with Angela Merici Center for Spirituality. Read more here.


    • A panel discussion entitled, “A New Energy Vision: The Time Is Now” sponsored by the Social Concerns Committee presented problems that the processes of mountaintop removal mining and fracking create for the planet and for the health of its inhabitants. Read more here.


    • Holding signs reading, “Trafficking is slavery” and “Human trafficking: second largest criminal industry in the world,” Ursuline Sisters and Associates joined dozens of others for a prayer vigil and peaceful demonstration as part of PATH’s (People Against Trafficking Humans) Public Prayer Service to raise awareness of human trafficking. Read more here.


    • In response to continued violence and injustice around the world, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville opened their Motherhouse Chapel to the wider community for “Prayers for Peace,” Read more here. and Read more here.
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