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 14 is "Life Below Water." As the UN puts it: "Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future."
This series includes stories of sisters working to protect our oceans.
"Each day is composed of hours and we are in one. Pay no mind to the hour before and the hour to come, if indeed there be one. We have only this hour. Embrace it. Love it as best you can. Here is the face of God."
The plight of seafarers is distant to those on land. An international campaign brings it to the fore, educating the public on the link between products and who delivers them, and encouraging corporations to examine suppliers' human rights practices.
Catholic sisters have long led the way in caring for creation and promoting environmental awareness. Congregations around the world are participating in a campaign that showcases their long-term work to restore the Earth.