As executive director of New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light, Franciscan Sr. Joan Brown's work focuses on the need to both end environmental damage and find solutions for sustainable energy and employment.
Maryknoll Sr. Patricia Ryan's nearly five decades of ministry defending human rights was recently recognized by Peru's National Coordinating Committee for Human Rights. She spoke to GSR about the rights of Indigenous people and exploitation of their land.
In Malawi, dependence on firewood and charcoal as sources of income and for energy needs has led people in the world's fifth poorest country to chop down vast portions of the forest. To reduce deforestation, Carmelite Missionary Sisters are teaching women skills that will not further damage the forests.
Sisters' community-supported agriculture farms allow congregations to live out their values. They also model a just transition toward a more eco-friendly approach to producing and sharing food and providing alternative to mass-produced, profit-driven corporations.