Federation Office for Systemic Justice
About the Federation Office for Systemic Justice
Office for Systemic Justice staff,
Sisters Joan Atkinson & Sue Wilson
At its Annual Board Meeting in October 2005, the Federation
of Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada approved the establishment
of a Federation Office for Systemic Justice. The Office was
formalized in December 2005 with the purpose of engaging in
initiatives, directed through the Board, which pursue the
goals and objectives of the Federation Mission. These include,
among other files, continuing efforts against the trafficking
of women and children, with particular emphasis on education
and lobbying for policy change. With the direction of the
Federation Executive, the personnel of the Office for Systemic
Justice will liaise with other justice oriented groups and
speak publicly for the Federation on justice issues.
Sisters Joan Atkinson and Sue Wilson from the London Congregation
have assumed responsibility for coordinating and directing
the work of the Office. They are doing so from their base
at the London congregations Office for Systemic Justice.
Persons who have been active on justice issues and ecological
concerns in each of the six congregations have been gathered
to form a Standing Committee which will meet periodically
to assist the Office for Systemic Justice staff. This interaction
is designed to deepen the bonds among congregations at the
level of ministry and to provide mutual support and information.
Committee members are listed below these Sisters will
continue to represent well each congregations concerns
at the local level and be a conduit for those joint undertakings
of the Federation Office. Sister Valerie Van Cauwenberghe, Executive
Director of the Federation Office, is an ex-officio member
of the Standing Committee.
Significant events from the Federation Office for Systemic
Justice will be posted on the website as they arise.
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