Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.
Goal 8 is "Decent Work and Economic Growth." As the UN puts it: "Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs."
This series includes stories of sisters striving to create economic justice for all.
Sr. Dulcie Peiris, the superior of the Salvatorian formation center in Sri Lanka, said the nation's current economic crises are unlike anything she has experienced, "not even during the 30 years of civil war."
In Vietnam, the group Thap Sang Hy Vong creates opportunities for women who have had abortions to reconcile themselves with their unborn children, experience divine mercy and build up a civilization of love and culture of life.
Founded by Catholic sisters to be more than just a shelter, Bakhita House became a home — a place to start over, a makeshift family solidified by the firm belief that every person is worthy of unconditional love.