Co-operations

Sion communities, teams and individual sisters often partner with others in our ministry.

These are some of the organisations we work with:

American Academy of Religion (AAR)

The AAR strives to foster excellence in the academic study of religion and enhance the public understanding of religion.

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Ammerdown Centre, UK

Retreat and Conference Centre open to people of all faiths and none, with a special emphasis on hospitality, peace and reconciliation. Sion has been associated closely with Ammerdown since its inception, having had a community there for decades.

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Anti-defamation League (ADL), USA

The ADL’s mission is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.

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Association Œcuménique Charles-Péguy, France

The association offers activities designed to help Christians deepen their relations with Jews. It is in contact with Jewish-Christian associations in Alsace and with the Jewish community in Bas-Rhin.

Australian Catholic Bishops’ Council for Ecumenism & Interfaith, Australia

Sisters are members of the Council, whose aim is to foster unity among the Christian churches and build harmonious relations between peoples of different faith traditions.

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Australian Council of Christians and Jews (ACCJ), Australia

The council seeks to deepen mutual understanding that respects the distinctiveness and integrity of Judaism and Christianity while learning from each other, and advocates for tolerance and respect in Australia. NDS sisters are actively involved.

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Catholic Biblical Association of America

The association promotes and supports scholarly study in Scripture and related fields, within a context of faith.

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Centro Cardinal Bea della Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Italy

The centre promotes theological knowledge and understanding of Judaism, from both Jewish and Christian perspectives. When NDS’s Jewish-Christian centre, SIDIC–Rome, closed, its library was transferred the Cardinal Bea Centre.

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Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto (CJDT), Canada

The CJDT works to promote, encourage, and facilitate a better understanding between the many faiths, cultures, and professionals who, together, work to build a better society. Canadian NDS sisters are deeply involved.

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Centre d’Initiatives pour les Relations et le Dialogue entre Juifs et Chrétiens (CIRDIC), France

The centre supports dissemination of knowledge about the Jewish roots of Christianity in order to stimulate, in the Church, mutual knowledge and esteem between Christians and the Jewish people. NDS sisters have strong historical ties with the centre.

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Climate Justice Saskatoon, Canada

A non-profit non-partisan group of scientists, educators, members of environmental societies, research students, organic farmers, spiritual groups and professionals who work for justice-based solutions to climate change.

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Conference of Religious of England and Wales, UK

The Conference encourages collaboration among leaders on major issues facing religious today and promotes programmes for future formation from a Catholic perspective.

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Congregation of Religious of Notre Dame de Sion (NDS), Brazil, France and Israel

NDS sisters work with the male religious NDS congregation, also founded by Théodore Ratisbonne, in the countries where both are present.

Conselho de Fraternidade Cristão Judaica, Brazil

The council aims to bring together interreligious groups all over Brazil. Several NDS sisters are actively involved.

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Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian relations (CCJR), Canada and USA

The CCJR is an association of centers and institutes in the United States and Canada devoted to enhancing mutual understanding between Jews and Christians. Two NDS teams are members of the association.

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Elijah Interfaith Institute, Israel

The Jerusalem Sion community hosts some of the Institute’s programmes.

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Hardin ng kalikasan, Philippines

A women’s multi-purpose co-operative with which sisters are associated in a mentoring capacity.

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Institute Saint Pierre de Sion – Ratisbonne, Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies, Israel

A centre run by the brothers of Our Lady of Sion where Christians can study Judaism. NDS sisters have strong historical ties with the Institute and today several write Sunday reading and Parashah commentaries for its blog.

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International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ)

An umbrella organisation for Jewish-Christian and Abrahamic dialogue organisations worldwide. NDS has been involved since its inception.

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International Union Superiors General (UISG)

An international forum where superiors general of institutes of Catholic women religious can share experiences, exchange information and mentor one another in their role as leaders.

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Institute of Formation and Religious Study (IFRS), Philippines

Some sisters teach at the IFRS, which offers religious formation and theological studies.

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Jerusalem Rainbow Group for Jewish-Christian Encounter and Dialogue, Israel

Sisters are members of the study and dialogue group in Jerusalem and occasionally give presentations.

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KUMARE Inc, Philippines

KUMARE Inc is a non-governmental women’s organisations in which Sion sisters volunteer.

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L’enfant et la Shoah, France

L’enfant et la Shoah aims to encourage the teaching of the history of the genocide of the Jews during the Second World War in French schools. It offers educational resources for cross-curricular work with pupils. One sister has been actively involved since the association was founded.

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LifeLines, UK

LifeLines is a voluntary organisation which supports and befriends prisoners on Death Row in the United States, through letter writing. A sister of Sion is involved at management level.

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Organização Amigos de Sion para a Inclusão Social (OASIS), Brazil

OASIS is a non-profit entity that carries out activities to reinforce the education of school-age children. The centre was started by Sion sisters.

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Praying Together in Jerusalem, Israel

Sisters take part in monthly prayer meetings among Christians, Jews and Muslims.

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Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)

SBL supports scholarly research and fosters the public understanding of the Bible and its influence.

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Task Force on Urban Conscientization (TFUC), Philippines

The TFUC is a voice for people living in poverty in the Philippines. The Congregation is involved actively and at board level.

UNANIMA International

UNANIMA International aims to empower women and children who live in extreme poverty to achieve a better quality of life and educate and influence policy makers at the global level. NDS is one of UNANIMA’s 22 official coalition partners.

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