National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
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 Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (better known as 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.
Webinars on Legislation
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Want to Act for Justice? NAC is looking for a Policy Advocate. To learn more about the position and how to apply, read the Job Announcement.
Apply to join our team today! Resumes and references will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
2023 End of Year Report
NAC's 2023 End of Year Report available in PDF here.
Status on Myanmar's Military Coup - Statements
NAC & Good Shepherd Statement on Myanmar's Nascent Democracy & Military Coup --
We stand with the people of Myanmar. We, with the world, are watching and we are in solidarity with the people. We call on President Biden and his Administration to work with the United Nations Security Council, the United Nations Special Envoy to Myanmar, Ms. Christine Schraner Burgener, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Mr. Tom Andrews, and other governments to pressure the military generals to relinquish power and return it rightly to the people.
Read complete Statement.
Prayer for Myanmar
God of Peace,
During this dramatic and painful moment for the people of Myanmar,
When violence, conflict, and repression destabilize their livelihoods and wellbeing,
We pray for the strength and courage to keep the faith, to keep unity, and to keep the truth.
We pray to keep the faith, so we avoid giving in to despair.
May we keep our gaze lifted up to heaven.
We pray to keep unity, as a family, to avoid the disease of division.
May we remain committed to live in friendship, love, and fraternity.
We pray to keep the truth, remaining bound to Christ and being devoted to the Gospel.
May we become prophets and peacemakers, preserving the integrity of Christ’s message.
Convert all hearts to peace,
And may our hearts be brave in the face of evil, not losing hope in the promise of new life.
From Jesuit Refugee Service USA
(Text pulled from Pope Francis’ remarks at the Mass for the members of the faithful of Myanmar, 5/16/2021.)
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.