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The Office of the Loretto Community at the UN is pleased to announce partnership agreements with two other religious communities. Starting July 1, Loretto UN NGO Representative Sally Dunne will also represent the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, Missouri. These communities will, in return, share in Loretto’s expense of maintaining a presence at the United Nations.
The issues for the initial year of the partnership will continue to be guided by our justice and peace values: women’s and girls’ rights, poverty eradication, human rights, migrants’ rights, the rights of Mother Earth and sustainable consumption and development.The desire to stand with the most vulnerable people of the world, as we stand with Mary at the Foot of the Cross, led Loretto to begin advocacy work at the United Nations in the early 1990s. As we approach our 20th year of this global presence, joining resources with like-minded communities is an exciting initiative for us and will enable us to extend our commitment to this crucial work.