As sponsors, we publicly identify with, exert appropriate influence on, and provide various levels of support to these ministries. In so doing, we fulfill our responsibility of stewardship for our heritage, mission, and resources.
During her early years in the congregation, Sr. John Celeste Weitzel ministered in education but later studied to be a physical therapist. When she moved from Baltimore to the Aston area in November 2015, she came with a dream—to work with our sisters at Assisi House who were not getting PT for a specific problem.
An essential component of our corporate social responsibility commitment is shareholder advocacy. We actively engage with corporations on a variety of issues that we believe enable them to be more accountable for their policies and actions. Each year we collaborate with members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) to strategize and prioritize issues that will improve social, environmental, and financial performance.
In keeping with the Franciscan heritage and the tradition of the congregation, we give priority to the promotion of
global peace and an end to the culture of violence in our society
justice and equality in the workplace both within and outside of the United States
sensitivity to ecological balance and care for creation
health and wellness of the consumer, the factory worker, the migrant worker, every day laborer
utilization of corporate profits in a just and responsible manner