Shalom Clubs

Education for Positive Systemic Change

Sister Carol Jean Dust enjoying a SHALOM moment.
Sister Carol Jean Dust enjoying a SHALOM moment.

The School Sisters of Notre Dame follow a rule of life, “You Are Sent.” in which the call to justice is clearly stated. “A particular concern in all ministries is the establishment of a just society. a) We call ourselves and others to embody gospel values and to live the social teachings of the church. Working toward the enablement of persons and the promotion of human dignity, we contribute to positive systemic change in society…#33.”

Shalom Clubs have provided one way to educate in the social teachings of the church and working for positive systemic change in society. Sister Carol Jean Dust, a parish religious education coordinator has provided guidelines for beginning a Shalom Club for grades 5-8. Sister Jan Berberich, a high school Spanish teacher has offered another way to introduce a Shalom Club on a secondary level.

Sister Jan Berberich (right) shares SHALOM  enthusiasm with her students.
Sister Jan Berberich (right) shares Shalom enthusiasm with her students.

For any club to continue there needs to be enthusiastic leadership and committed members. You can see this in our video, Shalom in Action, which includes a Polish hymn honoring Blessed Antonina patroness of Shalom.

Educating about the Integrity of Creation as a goal of SHALOM. Sister Genevieve Cassani, SSND consults a wide-eyed alpaca.
Educating about the Integrity of Creation as a goal of SHALOM. Sister Genevieve Cassani, SSND consults a wide-eyed alpaca.


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