The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.

Goal 11 is "Sustainable Cities and Communities." As the UN puts it: "There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more."

This series includes stories of sisters on the frontlines of that effort.

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Little Daughters of St. Joseph operate sustainable conference center in Kenya

Nuns and Nones project teaches sisters how to create land legacies for justice

Nursing homes feel the squeeze as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year

Q & A with Sr. Robbie Pentecost: reaching out to isolated women in Appalachia