Climate Change

Adrian Dominican Sisters

The Dominican Sisters of Adrian stand for climate and ecological justice and are committed to work for the common good of the whole Earth community. We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, when we must take steps to halt or lessen the impact of global climate change on our world. In fidelity to our call to reverence life, we recognize our place within the balance and harmony of Earth’s magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms. 

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Congregation of Notre Dame

July, 2015

We are members of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame de Montréal, a congregation of over 900 women religious committed to education and present on four continents. Approximately the same number of associates also share our mission. Our presence in certain more vulnerable regions of the world, namely Africa and Central America, make us acutely aware of current global risks. The plight of women is one of our biggest concerns. We believe that a change is possible. Just as human action is responsible for the current crisis, so too concerted political will, civic engagement, which is part of our awareness raising process, and our concrete actions promoting transformation can save our planet and its plant, animal and human life.

Faced with the extreme urgency of the situation, we strongly call upon you, the Heads of State, to make a firm, concerted and binding commitment against the threat of global warming and to counteract the catastrophic consequences. For our part, we commit to support the positive decisions you will make on this matter.

Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, Joliet Wisconsin

As Joliet Franciscan Sisters, we commit to cultivating a reverent, interdependent relationship with earth and all its peoples.

–2004

 

Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Congregation Public Stand on Climate Change/Global Warming

We, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, recognizing the reality of global climate change and its negative impact on the entire community of Life, commit ourselves

  • to a deeper contemplation of the presence of God in the wonderful diversity of creation which compels us to a life of reverence for the sacredness of Earth;
  • to education about the reality of global warming in all our ministries;
  • to a special focus on the effects of global warming on those made poor, especially women and children;
  • to continual and sustained effort to reduce our carbon footprint in our local communities, sponsored and other ministries;
  • to join with other people of good will in advocating for policy changes that will reduce carbon emissions and promote the use of sustainable forms of energy.

We make this public stand as a Congregation inspired by our patrons and founders:

Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac who challenged social and economic structures from the perspective of those made poor; Saint Elizabeth Seton who took contemplative delight in God’s presence in creation; Mother Xavier, who met the needs of her age with energy and zeal.