As Presentation Sisters, we work collaboratively with the Conference of Presentation Sisters in North America, the International Presentation Association, the Social Justice team, the Convent Animators and the IPA Justice Contacts for the Aberdeen congregation to support justice issues worldwide. Through justice ministry, we not only promote peacemaking, but also seek to change the direct and systemic systems and lifestyles which contribute to the extremes of wealth, poverty and degradation of the earth. We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on areas of _______.
Collaboratively we make a difference!
Promote Right Relationships
Human Trafficking: A call for women and children
Every year, millions worldwide are victims of human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery that exploits human beings for labor or commercial sex purpose. The Presentation Sisters, through awareness and advocacy, encourage everyone to take an active role in combating the unlawful recruitment, harboring and transportation of people. Human Trafficking Statement
Immigration: A call for welcoming the stranger
Presentation Sisters stand in support of immigrants, migrants and refugees in a spirit of hospitality and compassion. We promote legislation that includes family reunification, a path to earned legalization, worker protections and an effective border policy that is humane rather than punitive. Know Your Immigration Facts
Empowering Those in Need: A call for service
Our mission focuses on meeting unmet needs, alleviating oppression and promoting human dignity, especially among the poor. As an apostolic congregation, we minister and live among those in need locally and globally. When our congregation was founded, the most urgent need was for education, and the need for healthcare evolved soon after. Today, teaching and healing have expanded to include ESL classes and tutoring programs to facilitate learning and spiritual growth while counseling services and massage therapy promote healing of the whole person.
“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness
like a never-failing stream!” Amos 5:24
Care for Creation/Earth Sustainability
Recycle and Promote/Use Renewable Energy: A call for conservation
Efforts to care for the earth and its resources have been a part of life for the Presentation Sisters for many years. Sisters and employees of Presentation Convent have recycled paper, aluminum cans and plastic bottles for several years and replaced hazardous, toxic cleaning products with “green” alternatives. Two significant renewable energy efforts include an 80-foot wind turbine and 125 solar panels that supplement the Convent’s electricity usage.
Green Cleaning Brochure (please print and share).
Promote Sustainable Living/Poor: A call for economic equality
Presentation Sisters serve locally and globally to build sustainability projects that will help alleviate the root causes of poverty. These projects teach some of the world’s most vulnerable people trades, so they are able to provide food and generate income for themselves and their communities.
Bread for the World: A call for sustenance
Worldwide 870 million people are hungry. In the United States, one out of every five children don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Bread for the World engages people in advocacy for poor and low income families and urges lawmakers to do their part to end hunger at home and abroad. Each February, Presentation Sisters travel to the South Dakota State Capital in Pierre to sit in on committee meetings, talk with state senators and representatives and testify at hearings. They leave each legislator a loaf of bread, to remind the lawmakers that for many putting food on the table is a daily struggle. Bread for the World website.
God saw all that was made, and behold,
it was very good. Genesis 1:31
Peacemaking, Local and Global
Peace/Anti-Nuclear: A call for nonviolence
Presentation Sisters raise awareness and share with others the systemic injustices in our country and world by attending peaceful vigils at School of Americas. They support a seamless approach to life issues partaking in local, state and national Pax Christi meetings and conferences; working to abolish abortion and the death penalty and actively opposing possession of nuclear weapons. Death Penalty Statement and Nuclear Disarmament Statement Learn more about