Our Response - Ministry of Social Concerns

As Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, we reverence human life in all aspects, and are committed to the social mandate of the Gospel. We respect and trust each Sister in her personal choice in the manner in which she responds to this Gospel mandate. We support one another in our efforts "to act with justice, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with our God." (Micah 6)
(Exhortation from Chapter 2008)

As a Congregation we endorse and support the following statements:

As Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, our Incarnational Spirituality impels us to continue to respond to the social mandate of the Gospel in various situations as they arise today. This response leads us to be concerned for all aspects of human life.
IWBS Chapter 2008 (Referral of Chapter 2008 to Social Concerns Committee)

At the International Reunion 2008 in Cleveland, participants prioritized ways of extending the Incarnation in today's world. Selected for focus was "showing respect for all forms of life."

Resolution: The Conferences jointly resolve to bring our own experience and charisms to the current conversation on climate change and into action for justice; to seek concrete ways to curb environmental degradation, mitigate its impact on the poorest and most vulnerable people, and restore right relationships among all God's creation; and to foster a consciousness of care for God's creation among all our members, colleagues, institutions, and those whom we serve.
Leadership Conference of Women Religious &The Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Ministry of Social Justice