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.

With congregation-wide commitments, sisters are active in sustainable living

Sister who works with Philadelphia homeless attends State of the Union

Rwandan rehabilitation center cares for children with mental illness

Campaign pushes plans to make affordable housing a national priority