on our collective call to bring alive the Gospel vision of justice and peace,
Catholic health care is positioned to most effectively provide assistance to the
developing world when we pool our resources and expertise. We need only look to
CHA’s Campaign for Rebirth and Renewal – find information at www.chausa.org/Ministry_champions_campaign_to_rebuild_Catholic_health_care_in_Haiti.aspx - a joint effort with Catholic Relief Services and CHA-member health
systems to support the rebuilding of Hospital St. Francis de Sales for the
Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince, to see how collaboration can create change.
This webinar offered
information about Solidarity with South Sudan (SWSS) – a model of collaboration
that provides a framework Catholic health care organizations can consider as we
look at more collectively serving poor and vulnerable populations across the
SWSSoriginated with a request from the Sudan Catholic
Bishops’ Conference to address critical educational, health and pastoral needs
in South Sudan. This project addresses these vital needs by creatively merging
the talents, abilities, energies and charisms of 170 religious congregations
(which are usually accustomed to working independently or with congregations of
the same gender) to work collaboratively on this innovative project. The synergy
created by this blending of religious congregations presents a unique
opportunity to collaborate harmoniously in the best interests of the people
being served in South Sudan.
Sr. Patricia Murray,
IBVM, who is executive director of SWSS, shared the organizations’ story during
the webinar, highlighting the relevant points of collaboration Catholic health
ministry might emulate in its collaborative work.
Read more about this
initiative on the SWSS website at http://www.solidarityssudan.org/.
outreach supports members, partnering organizations and the church in a global
mission of healing through research, education, consultation and collaboration.
Our goal is to foster the development of best practices and expansion of
international initiatives that create effective, sustainable programs which
reduce human suffering and improve health outcomes.
Please help the
ministry start working more collaboratively to address our international mission
work by attending this webinar and sharing information about this event with all
those in your organization who might be interested.
Presenter: Sr. Patricia Murray, IBVM, Executive Director
of Solidarity with South Sudan.
This is a recording of the webinar held on December 7,
Run time: 60 minutes