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.
Take Action to Keep Immigrant Families Together
Join with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) and the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Justice for Immigrants, as we work to speak out against policy that is contrary to our faith, to our humanity. Click here or on the photo below to access an informational video, take part in the advocacy alert, and participate in the June 14 day of action.
United to End Racism Rally
NAC joined with many others of good faith to show our collective commitment to ending racism. On this 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination (April 4), Larry Couch expressed appreciation for the chance to play a small part in carrying forward Martin Luther King, Jr.'s spirit.
NAC was honored to serve as an official endorser of the Rally.
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
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.
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.