Giving Back to the Community

In the Press

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On January 22, 2018, Sister Joan Chatfield enjoyed widespread exposure in the national mainstream media, including coverage by ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and many more.  This press article featured a tidy overview of Sr. Chatfield's life and career.

The Press Release Article

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Click on the above image to link directly to the January 22nd article.  The widespread interest in Sr. Chatfield's news item speaks volumes of her work, reputation, and prevailing influence in today's world.

 

Charitable Causes of the Maryknoll Sisters Explained

Civil and Human Rights

Human rights include the right to life, education, protection from torture, free expression, and fair trial.  Civil rights, on the other hand, are those rights that one enjoys by virtue of citizenship in a particular nation or state.

Economic Development

A policy intervention endeavor with aims of improving the economic and social well-being of people, economic growth is a phenomenon of market productivity and rise in GDP.

Education

The process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research.

Environment

The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally, meaning in this case not artificial. The term is most often applied to the Earth or some parts of Earth.

Healthcare

The maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. Health care is delivered by health professionals in allied health fields.

Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral care for the sick and infirm is one of the most significant ways that members of the Body of Christ continue the ministry and mission of Jesus. ... Understood in the broad sense of "helping others," pastoral care is the responsibility of all Christians.

Peace

The concept of harmonious well-being and freedom from hostile aggression. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or heterogeneous social groups.

Women's Advocacy

The rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide, and formed the basis for the women's rights movement in the nineteenth century and feminist movement during the 20th century.

Youth Issues

Youth issues include gun violence, bullying, obesity, parental issues, fostering & adoption, drinking & drug abuse, and so much more.  These problems have hurt the beautiful potential of youth for generations. A number of steps and measures can be taken to help remedy these concerns and injustices.

Human Trafficking

The trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, or any number of other horrific circumstances plaguing certain people in many regions today.