Stewards of Prophetic

Hopeful Intentional Action

People of faith united by a passion for justice, commitment to community and a practice of hope

SOPHIA's Statement of Solidarity

As people of faith, compelled to action for social justice, SOPHIA stands in solidarity with our family in the Burlington Coalition For Dismantling Racism (BCDR). Acts of violence against those most vulnerable, our children, cannot be tolerated and the people in power must be held accountable for their inaction.

Black and brown lives matter. Black and brown children matter.

SOPHIA and its members call on the school district and the community authorities in Burlington to take immediate action.

  • Implement policies and regulations in the schools and the community which not only educate, but drive action when racially-charged incidents occur.

  • Hold the perpetrators, not the victims, accountable for these acts of violence.

  • Develop and deploy a curriculum which works to dismantle racism.

  • Do the internal work necessary to become anti-racist and instill anti-racism as a core value in your own life.

As adults, it is our responsibility to teach the next generation that racism has no place in our world and that they can drive this change. Children see our action, and our inaction, and behave in kind. Show our children that we do not stand for racism. Show them that we are Stewards Of Prophetic Hopeful Intentional Action.

Visit our Events tab to learn about an upcoming event hosted by BCDR that you can attend.

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Blessings to the School Sisters of Notre Dame!

As our dear friends at the School Sisters of Notre Dame transition to their new home at Mount Mary in Milwaukee, SOPHIA thanks them for all of their hard work and faithful commitment to social justice and our organization.

For those who don’t know, the SSND have decided to sell their property in Elm Grove as it is too big for their needs and expensive to maintain. With the move to Milwaukee, they will be leaving SOPHIA.

For over 170 years, from the time SSND arrived in Waukesha County (before it was Waukesha County), the Sisters have been active leaders in social justice issues. They drove many of the early school reform efforts, participated in the Civil Rights movement. They continue to push for immigration reform and, this summer, initiated a comprehensive education-to-transformation-to-sustained-action program aimed at undoing racism.

The Sisters have participated in SOPHIA prayer vigils, task forces and Madison Action Day. They faithfully contact their legislators in response to every call to action. They are currently part of the cadre of volunteers who are making phone calls for SOPHIA’s IVE, Intentional Voter Campaign.

From our heart to yours, SOPHIA wishes you continued blessings as you begin your new journey in Milwaukee. You have made a difference in the lives of many in our community and your legacy of social justice activism will live on for many years to come.

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SOPHIA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Staffing costs and related expenses are funded by dues, grants, individual contributions, and fundraising events. Charitable contributions to SOPHIA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.