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School Sisters of Notre Dame have a commitment not only to help persons who are poor, but also to work for justice in the world.

Our Constitution states that a particular concern of all our ministries is the establishment of a just society. Working toward the enablement of persons and the promotion of human dignity, we strive to contribute to positive systemic change in society.

Committed to Haiti
Natasha and Natalie are sisters who were both living in child slavery until their mother participated in the child rights training program, which led her to go and find and free her children. More>
Sisters Natasha and Natalie

Committed to Clean Water
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United Nations
SSNDs at the United Nations

In 1992, School Sisters of Notre Dame decided to become associated with th United Nations. In 1993, the UN Department of Public Information granted SSND accreditation as a Non-Governmental Organization. We were granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council in 1998. More>

Global Call to End Poverty
Flowing from our commitment to the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations, we support the ONE Campaign to end global poverty. For more information go to www.one.org  More>


The Earth Charter
The Earth Charter calls on us to search for common ground in the midst of our diversity and to embrace a new ethical vision that is shared by growing numbers of people in many nations and cultures throughout the world. More >

For more information go to www.earthcharter.org.

For a set of study guides that we developed on the Earth Charter click here.

Earth Charter


We search for ways that favor a spirit of solidarity, from those who have resided in this county for generations to those who have just stepped foot on American soil - a faith that transcends borders and bids us to overcome all forms of discrimination and violence. More>


Justice for Immigrants


Human Trafficking
Trafficking in persons is modern slavery, involving victims who are forced, defrauded or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation. It is an international evil – between 700,000 and 1.5 million persons are moved across borders every year. More>

Human Trafficking


Fair Trade Initiative
In today's world economy - where profits rule and small-scale producers are left out of the bargaining process - farmers, craft producers, and other workers are often left without resources or hope for their future. More>


Fair Trade

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