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.
Lent -- #Faith4Asylum Project
This Lent, with the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, we invite you to enter into a deeper partnership with Jesus and our 700,000+ DACAmented neighbors in the struggle for justice.
We've prepared eight devotions (below) which share stories from DACA recipients, reflections on scripture, prayers, and actions—with the goal of strengthening our resolve to face an uncertain future with courage, together.
This is a continuation of the Faith4Asylum Nonviolence Campaign to better ensure the safety, care and humanization of people fleeing danger and seeking asylum by increasing asylum acceptance, closing tent courts, and ending the Remain in Mexico policy.
Use hashtags #Faith4Asylum #Faith4DACA and #SaveAsylum.
Protect the Arctic Refuge
NAC is Still IN! - We Support the Paris Agreement
NAC has joined with hundreds of faith groups around the country plus thousands of businesses, local/state governments, hospitals and colleges and more to say WE ARE STILL IN and we will continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement.
#SafeandTogether #InThisTogether #Covid19
Good Shepherd Sister Receives Opus Prize
Sr. Catherine Mutindi, RGS, is successfully transforming communities and the lives of thousands who are working in the Kolwezi cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In recognition of her pioneering work to end human rights abuses, Sr. Catherine received the $1 million Opus Prize, one of the world's most prestigious awards. The Sisters are effectively addressing widespread human rights abuses - modern-day slavery - against children and women in the Kolwezi communities.
Nicaragua - What Happened While We Were Not Looking?
President Daniel Ortega is not the resistance leader whom many embraced years ago. He has become an autocrat who violently represses any dissent with police, military and paramilitary force. Every international organization (UNHCR, Organization of American States, Amnesty International, and more) that has reviewed the situation on the ground has concluded that Ortega is guilty of massive human rights violations resulting in the death of innocent protesters.
Want to learn more and find out how to help our neighbors? Visit our Central America page.
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.