Social justice is the practice of looking at political, social, economic and religious structures and decisions through the eyes of the most vulnerable in society and working with them to respond.
– Libby Rogerson ibvm
Throughout the Mary Ward world-wide network, we are engaged in formal and non- formal education of girls and boys, young women and men as global citizens who acknowledge their responsibilities to each other, to the human community and the earth. We educate to understand the causes of injustice and inequality and work actively to do create a more humane, just and sustainable world.
As part of the international Mary Ward Education Network of schools, Loreto schools in Australia demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice through various curriculum, outreach, advocacy, community service, immersion and fundraising initiatives.
Province priorities focus on justice issues related to women and children, access to education, human trafficking, refugees and asylum seekers, sustainable development, environmental justice, indigenous rights and national reconciliation.
The place of justice at the heart of the Loreto mission and educational enterprise can be explored via these foundational documents: