Our Mission

 


We are called in community to seek and to contemplate Divine Wisdom, present in a world that hungers for meaning, justice and compassion. We seek to bring the message of Jesus, Incarnate Wisdom, to people experiencing injustice, violence, poverty and oppression, especially women and children.


 

Statement on Civil Discourse for the Common Good

The Daughters of Wisdom are called in community to seek, contemplate and reveal Divine Wisdom at the heart of the world and in so doing to denounce false wisdoms. (Introduction to Rule of Life – 2014)

 

We know the profound power of words to express belief, to transform hearts and to motivate action – all intended for the common good of our sisters and brothers at home and around the world. At this moment in the history of our nation and our world, we experience all too often the devastating power of words to tear down, to belittle and to disparage – especially when thoughts and perceptions of life differ. Yet what we need more are listening hearts and civil discourse that respect and bridge differences so that we work together, we compromise together and we make decisions together for the common good.

 

Let us join together to engage in civil discourse for the common good that reflects the true spirit of Wisdom - “a spirit intelligent, holy, unique, manifold, subtle, agile . . . never harmful, loving the good

 . . . keen, beneficent and kindly . . .” (Adapted from Chapter Seven of the Book of Wisdom).

 

Commitment to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence

November 2016

We, The Leadership Team of the Daughters of Wisdom, endorse An Appeal to the Catholic Church to recommit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence.

Standing in our Wisdom Tradition of seeking the reconciliation of opposites, we are called to denounce war and to announce a just peace, through promoting non-violent practices and strategies within our congregation and in collaboration with all our social justice networks.

 

The following statement, crafted in a consensus process, was released at the end of the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome, April 2016. Approximately 1,600 individuals and organizations have endorsed it as of October 24, 2016.

 

An Appeal to the Catholic Church to Re-commit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence

https://nonviolencejustpeacedotnet.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/appeal-to-catholic-church-on-gospel-nonviolence.pdf

 


Statement on Immigration and Refugees in Our Country and World

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"...The refugee situation in our world and the immigration situation in our country are an invitation by Divine Wisdom for us to compassionately stand with our brothers and sisters fleeing injustice and oppression, lifting our voices on their behalf and welcoming them...."