Shalom is the international Network of the Congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. Members of Shalom minister in such a way that they express the values and attitudes of justice, peace, and the integrity of creation on the personal, communal, national and international levels. As Shalom the members take a prophetic stance by joining their voice with those who cry for justice and by providing a voice for those who are voiceless in their struggle for justice. It is action oriented. (Shalom Document)
Goal of Shalom Clubs
Shalom Clubs seek to foster a way of life based on Gospel values and a global perspective among the members, which encourages them to examine critical issues and to take action that leads to reconciliation, solidarity with the oppressed, the promotion of human dignity, collaboration with ecological movements to safeguard the Earth, and the establishment of a culture of peace.
Shalom Clubs provide members with the opportunity to:
- Increase understanding about the causes of injustice and violence.
- Act with others in eliminating the causes of oppression.
- Reverence the Earth and seek to deepen their relationship with all creation.
- Promote a culture of peace and nonviolence.
Ordinarily, members of Shalom Clubs are colleagues, students and friends of School Sisters of Notre Dame, who are committed to building a “more just and truly human world” and invited to join together in the work of justice, peace, and integrity of creation.