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Lunch Conversation on Creation Care with Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, S.S.J.


Lunch Conversation on Creation Care with Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, S.S.J.

Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, S.S.J., a sister of Saint Joseph, will be attending Community Worship and Community Lunch on Thursday, September 20 at the School of Divinity. Sister Mary Elizabeth is passionate about care for our common home, and her specialty is teaching adults and teachers to teach students about the importance of this for our future, and for future generations to come. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to have lunch with her following community worship to learn more about her work.

Mary Elizabeth Clark, S.S.J., a Sister of Saint Joseph, Philadelphia, has been director for the past nine years of the Sisters of Saint Joseph Earth Center, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA and Special Assistant to the President of Chestnut Hill College for Sustainability. She also serves as an Ambassador for the U.S. Catholic Bishops Care for Creation Covenant.

Mary Elizabeth earned her B.S. in Education from Chestnut Hill College, her M.A. in Religious Studies from St. Thomas Aquinas University, Rome and an E.D.’s. (Educational Specialist) degree from Seton Hall University, NJ. She served as Social Justice Coordinator for the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Philadelphia, for nine years. While in that position, she served on the national boards of NETWORK  and of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. Mary Elizabeth participated in the ten-day intensive training at Genesis Farm and fostered an appreciation of the New Universe Story in workshops and educational presentations. Mary Elizabeth served as a lobbyist with NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby in Washington, DC for seven years.

Sister Mary Elizabeth participated in Church Monitors for Peace sponsored by the World Council of Churches and the Vatican Justice and Peace Commission prior to the election of President Mandela in South Africa in 1993 and fact-finding delegations to South Africa and El Salvador. She worked as staff in the Beyond RENEW program of the Department of Human Concerns in the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ for seven years. For eighteen years, she taught as an elementary school teacher in parochial schools and as a catechist in parishes of Philadelphia, PA, Camden, NJ and Newark, NJ.  

Her publications include: Teaching Kids to Care for God’s Creation, Twenty-third Publications, 2018, From My Heart to God’s, Prayers and Poems, 2014, Amor Deus Publishing. Prayers for a New World Order, Paulist Press, A Discipleship of Nonviolence, Sheed and Ward, Thy Kingdom Come, Paulist Press, Peacemaking: A Discussion Guide for the US Bishops’ Pastoral on Peace, Paulist Press and several articles on faith and politics.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

Wingate Hall, Davis Chapel and Lower Auditorium
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Student Life, Community


School of Divinity

Target Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students

Contact name

Sheila Virgil, Assistant Dean of Development

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