Mission

To carry on Sister Karen's vision of a world without violence, the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence is committed to eliminate violence in ourselves, in our society, and in our world. We work to create a nonviolent community in our thinking, our acting, and in our relationships.

Our Goals

The ssj sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence strives to:

PROMOTE EDUCATION and FOSTER COMMUNITY: Offer opportunities for people to learn and practice nonviolence
PROVIDE TRAINING: Offer age-appropriate training in nonviolence for youth and adults utilizing the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) as a central program
SUPPLY RESOURCES: Gather the best resources available on nonviolence
BUILD RELATIONSHIPS: Work in coalition with community groups which promote nonviolence

Sister Karen had a gift for finding ways to offer hope, to comfort the grieving, to increase awareness of violence and to work with others to reduce violence. Her life commitment was to the mission of Jesus: to care for others. Her inspiration and model for how to live nonviolently was Father Joseph Bissonette. Sister Karen did care for others. She did live and promote nonviolence. The Center in her name is committed to follow in her trail of Peaceprints.