Peace and Justice

Peace and the Preservation of Our Planet – The Legacy of Sr. Dorothy Stang, SNDDEN

Sr. Dorothy Stang, SNDDeN

Award-winning photographer Paul Jeffrey examines the world through the lens of his camera and his faith with Lens on Creation: A martyr’s legacy in the Amazon. Click on the link below to learn more. Currently, Sisters maintain a project called “The Amazon Connection” in memory of Sr. Dorothy.

Commitment to Racial Justice

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur commit to continue working for the changes needed to protect Black Americans of all ages from personal criticism, violence, terror, and fear for self and their loved ones. See their press release at the link below.

Ms. Tracey Ford, President at Maryvale Preparatory Academy, long associated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, issued this statement (excerpted for brevity): “

Keeping with the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Maryvale is committed to the work of social justice and anti-racism. We do not tolerate racism and we will continue to speak against actions that are rooted in racial bias and cause harm to members of our community.

As we seek to develop young female leaders, it is essential that we prepare all of our students to be change agents in this unjust world. We understand that making sure students are prepared to confront racial inequity is a critical part of our work as educators. And we ask our parents to partner with us by helping our students to process this recent event. 

The world we live in continues to be more complicated. As we navigate these difficult and unprecedented times, we must continue to center love and respect for others. Your continued partnership, as Maryvale continues its journey to become a more inclusive community, is needed now more than ever.”