World Day of Social Justice

“Brigidine Sisters are impelled to take action for justice, in small and large ways in the footsteps of Jesus, living in the spirit of Brigid of Kildare and reflecting the values of Daniel Delany” (our Founder).

Thus we acknowledge World Day of Social Justice on Sunday, February 20.

The United Nations defines social justice as the underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. Essentially, social justice is the view that all people (despite age, race, gender, religion, culture and sexual orientation) have access to economic, political and social rights and opportunities.

Since 2007, the United Nations recognizes 20 February  as World Day of Social Justice, with the goal of promoting human rights and shining a spotlight on pervasive global problems, such as gender inequality, unemployment, and poverty.

The General Assembly of the United Nations acknowledges that social justice and social development are indispensable to both achieve and maintain peace and security around the world.

We renew our commitment to promote and generate greater awareness of social justice issues. In addition, we will continue to hold in our prayer those suffering injustices in our cities, nations and world and pray that our intentions will lead us to join others in taking some specific action for justice.