The National Advocacy Center educates and develops strategies to address social justice issues and advocates for the transformation of society to the benefit of all people.
NAC reflects the spirituality, history and mission of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, working in solidarity with the disenfranchised - particularly families, women and children.
At the NAC, we amplify the Good Shepherd voice by linking the ministries and services of the Sisters, lay associates, and lay staff around the country to speak up and work for change in the structures of society.
NAC organizes the Good Shepherd constituency to petition the United States Congress to act favorably on issues that impact those on the margin.
Unite to End Racism Rally - April 4
Join NAC on the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. More details on our Racism page.
Larry Traveled to Honduras in Solidarity with the People amidst Violence & Protests
Larry Couch traveled to Honduras as part of a 50+ member Emergency Interfaith Delegation to accompany Honduran human rights defenders as they mobilized and demonstrated against the fraudulent presidential election in November.
Read press release on the trip
See prayer service to join with Larry in prayer and in solidarity with Honduras
Visit Larry's new blog where he will share thoughts and photos from Honduras.
Modern Slavery - All Too Real
Insightful, powerful interactive infobook on modern slavery by the Council on Foreign Relations.
Prayer for Dreamers - Now Push Congress to Act!
Come out to the Capitol on February 27 for a Catholic Day of Action for Dreamers. We will faithfully lift up our hope and prayer that Congress will come together to pass bipartisan legislation which provides a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and protects our immigrant communities.
And don't wait to flood Congress with messages urging them to quickly pass the Dream Act, acknowledge the obvious and live up to the values of the United States so that our brothers and sisters are free to resume their dreams.
Statement Against White Supremacy
As other people of goodwill, we pray for an America united in love and purpose: united in our aspiration for racial equality, in freedom for all to dream, and an opportunity for all to become who we want to be. But it is not to be – not yet.
Read full statement against white supremacy
Visit our webpage on racism
Protect the Arctic Refuge
Find out more about the latest work of the NAC and our lobbying efforts, as well as recent press releases.
Make Your Voice Heard
Reach out to your elected officials and others on important policy decisions impacting the common good.
Visit Congress at Home
A face-to-face meeting with your Member of Congress, or a key member of their staff, is the most effective way to lobby your views.