Our World

Our World

    “…We accept our call to an all-embracing spirit of hospitality in our relationships with one another, with all our sisters and brothers and with all creation.” – Sisters of Charity-Halifax 21st General Chapter, July 2014 Always attuned to global issues, our Sisters respond to needs through direct service, education and advocacy, from soup […]


Lightening Our Carbon Footprint

“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future”
Earth Charter Preamble


Chapter Statement

In the summer of 2014 Sisters of Charity – Halifax developed a directional statement to guide the Congregation for the coming years.

For insight into the theology of hospitality, click here to download an excerpt from Integritas, the published talks that issued from a round-table discussion at Boston College in the spring of 2013. While the purpose of the discussion was related to campus life, Aurelie Hagstrom’s theology of hospitality is helpful for us as we live into our Chapter statement.


Corporate Stance

Our corporate stance on water, human trafficking and debt.


Committed to making a difference

The Sisters of Charity-Halifax have been committed to making a difference through water projects for many years. Here’s just one example.


Truth & Reconciliation in Canada

Sister Donna Geernaert, Congregational Leader, was invited to participate in a Circle of Reconciliation, at the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s national event in Halifax. Click here for her text.


Trauma and Transformation

S. Nuala Kenny was co-chair and presenter at the Trauma and Transformation: The Catholic Church and the Sexual Abuse Crisis conference.


2008 Commitment Statement

We Sisters of Charity-Halifax accept the Gospel challenge to be a prophetic congregation.


Millennium Development Goals

We’re taking action in many ways to help End Poverty 2015. Are you?
www.endpoverty2015.org


Organizations currently benefiting from the Congregation’s Alternative Investments Fund

BCA Holdings Limited Located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, the organization is run by volunteers and focuses on raising funds for local business development. Hundreds of jobs have been created with funds raised. Boston Community Loan Fund With a mission of building healthy communities where low-income people live and work, the Fund invests in businesses that […]


What is Systemic Change?

Many of our Sisters work with partners to make real change locally and globally.