Congregation Supports US Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph in Climate Change Stance

The Leadership Council of the US Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph, of which the Congregation of St. Joseph is a member, has issued the following public statement on Climate Change:

We, the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Leadership Council, compelled by the Gospel and by our heritage to be responsive to the “dear neighbor” without distinction, are concerned for all of God’s creation and our sisters and brothers everywhere. Earth, which reflects God’s glory, is in great peril. We accept scientific evidence that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity…

Our environmental crisis is not a separate, isolated concern. Our attitudes, conscious or unconscious, are part of this crisis. The way we respond toward one another in this country and outside this country, the way we live and the way we teach our children will determine the level of awareness in this crisis. It is our responsibility to future generations to bring about change in our destructive manner of living and being…

We recognize that what we do to Earth, we do to ourselves! Therefore, as the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Associates, we commit ourselves to support ALL life on Earth…

You can read the full US Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph Leadership Council Statement here.

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