Advocacy

Celebrating epiphany

By Brigid Lawlor

The National Advocacy Center of Sisters of the Good Shepherd celebrated the epiphany on January 6, 2023, in front of the US Capitol. Participants and guest speakers from many faith traditions called for the preservation of democracy and peace. On the same morning, NAC Policy Advocate Leslye Colvin took part in a sunrise prayer vigil…

Larry Couch entering senator's office

My journey as a lobbyist for the National Advocacy Center

By Larry Couch

My journey as a lobbyist for the National Advocacy Center (NAC) of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd began when I interviewed for the job more than 12 years ago. I remember my joy when Sr. Gayle Crumbley called to say I was selected for the job.  I had had extensive experience as a lobbyist…

Collaborating with Good Shepherd agencies to act for justice

By Patricia Kelly

Over the past nine months, I have been collaborating with Good Shepherd agencies to act for justice.  I had the incredible opportunity to work with several partner agencies that help carry out the Good Shepherd mission across the country. It has been a powerful learning experience meeting agency staff and hearing their unique stories and…

Shine the Light Virtual Conference on Human Trafficking

Shine the Light Virtual Conference on Human Trafficking

By Sylvia Casaro Dietert

I was invited to share my impressions of NAC’s 2021 Shine the Light Virtual Conference: Root Causes and Intersections on Human Trafficking. Ending human trafficking has been a cause dear to my heart since my days of working to eradicate modern-day slavery with the Good Shepherd Sisters in Budapest. At the time, Hungary, particularly Budapest,…

Widespread homelessness a crisis

By Patricia Kelly

Displaced by widespread homelessness I want to address the issue of widespread homelessness. As a new Good Shepherd Volunteer, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many inspiring Sisters and Mission Partners who are deeply committed to social justice. I am struck by the Good Shepherd charism and the community’s commitment to a simple yet radical…

gun violence

Gun violence addressed at LCWR

By Jeanette McDermott

Sisters who attended the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in August took a stand against gun laws. They implored all elected officials to pass legislation that effectively prevents gun violence. Sisters call for new laws in light of increased gun violence “We call for the passage of laws that ban assault weapons, require universal…