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UUA Joins Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility in Lauding Social Justice Work of Catholic Women Religious

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May 09, 2012
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This post was written by UUA Treasurer Tim Brennan.

In representing the UUA with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), I have had the privilege of working closely with members of Catholic orders of religious women on campaigns to improve corporate behavior. I have seen these nuns work tirelessly, some for decades, fighting apartheid in South Africa, child labor in corporate supply chains, human trafficking abroad, and environmental pollution here in the U.S. While the positions of the UUA don’t line up with their views on every issue, their deep commitment to social justice and to the least powerful among us is tangible in everything they do. They are an inspiration to me.

Recently, the work of these dedicated women of faith has been called into question. In response, the ICCR has issued a statement of support, which can be found here.

ICCR is a 40-year-old network of faith-based investors exercising their power as active shareowners to transform companies. Together ICCR members promote sustainable practices through engagement with company management. The UUA has been an active member of ICCR for many years and has partnered with other faith groups on numerous campaigns. Today, on behalf of the UUA, I am proud to voice our support for the ICCR and the Catholic religious women who work for justice.

3 Responses to “UUA Joins Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility in Lauding Social Justice Work of Catholic Women Religious”

  1. Audra says:

    “While the positions of the UUA don’t line up with their views on every issue, their deep commitment to social justice and to the least powerful among us is tangible in everything they do. They are an inspiration to me.”

    AGREED! So thrilled to see this statement by the UUA!

  2. Ann Leach says:

    As the grandmother of two Catholic children who have a simply amazing Catholic mother, I am thrilled to see that UUA has come out in support of Catholic religious, who work tirelessly in the trenches for causes UUs believe in.

  3. Laura Berry says:

    Tim-your reflection and support means the world to the communities of women religious who, like the UUA, are ICCR members on front lines of the struggle for a more just and sustainable planet—Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Laura Berry ICCR exec director

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