With a global network of Catholic sisters, the Catholic Church has a unique ability to respond to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sister Rosemarie Nassif, SSND, speaks at the International Union of Superior Generals (UISG) about the development of the “Global Sisterhood” and how Catholic women religious can respond to the call of Pope Francis and the international development community in their work with those in need.
Sisters do work on many SDGs, including education, women’s rights, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. Nassif serves as the director of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative, which aims to support sisters as they advance human development.
The USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture works with the Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative as its Measurement Evaluation and Learning partner. Click here to read more about Catholic sisters, SDGs and the Global Sisterhood, and watch videos about sisters’ ministries in Africa.