December 10

December 10 is International Human Rights Day.

December 10

It's International Human Rights Day.

More than 70 years ago, the United Nations affirmed that Human Rights are Everyone's Rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These basic human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. These Human Rights protect us all and promote the right relationships with all human beings and all of creation.

As a CSJ community we envision a more just world for all. We embody justice for creation in all forms as expressed in our profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction. Our work and actions are guided by the community’s directional statements, Gospel Values, Catholic Social Teaching, and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The CSJ community collaborates with the Federation’s CSJ U.N. NGO office to support the collective work on ending poverty, promoting global gender equality, improving health and education, along with the other seventeen

Sustainable Development Goals.


This advent season and on this International Human Rights Day, we all can take action in our own daily lives to uphold these basic human rights by doing something practical to promote right relationships with one another and all of creation. Learn more about the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals by clicking the image below. We encourage you to pick one thing YOU will you do today to promote dignity, kindness, and right relationships with others and all of creation.



The Justice Commission, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, embodies justice for creation in all forms as expressed in its profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction. The Commission addresses the needs of the times and engages the community, both individually and collectively, in the work for justice.

The Justice Commission needs you! Learn more about a Working or Focus Group and join our community in working for justice for all.


Justice Commission Working Groups