Throughout the history of the Congregation, social justice has been a value to which the members have been committed. In our Constitution we state:
We work for the development of persons, for the improvement of human and social conditions, with special concern for the poor, so the world and its peoples may continue to grow in Christ.
Constitutions Article #6
At a gathering of members in 2004 this commitment was reaffirmed in our Mission and Values Statements:
We Sisters of St. Martha, inspired by God's graciousness, hear, embrace and respond to the cry for Gospel Hospitality
Supported by our Values:
Justice: Expressed in right relationships with our sisters and brothers, God, self, and all creation; honouring the dignity, responsibilities, and rights of all, especially those who are poor and marginalized.
Collaboration: As a way of being with our sisters and brothers in the pursuit of common goals.
Service: An essential component of our way of life characterized by a quality of presence conducive to the development of persons.
Our Value Statements of Justice, and Collaboration and Service, serve as the backdrop for all activities of the Social Justice Committee; our Mission and Vision statements are our foundations as we try to be a voice for persons who are poor and marginalized.