Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Awards (GPHR)
May 18 Academy
|Name||Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Generalate|
|Profile||Founded in 1874, in 2002 the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill formed two Provinces, USA and Korea (a mission since 1960) under the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Generalate, with missions in Asia and South America. We are a Roman Catholic religious institute of women, consecrated to God by vows of chastity, obedience and poverty. In our Vincentian-Setonian tradition we see our purpose as serving Jesus Christ through "a special abiding concern for the deprived and destitute, devoting ourselves especially, though not exclusively, to the service of the poor" embodied in "works of education, health care, social and pastoral service, where we are guided by the messianic message of Christ revealing the love and mercy of God to His people.”
These days, we are about 350, worldwide. In our life and work we express a commitment to preservation and restoration of earth and creation, to actual and structural inclusion of all marginalized persons in our socio-economic and political communities, with a particular focus on women, children with disabilities and persons of color (black, brown, Asian-Pacific).