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 15 is "Life on Land." As the UN puts it: "Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss."
This series includes stories of sisters advocating for and protecting our earth.
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.
The future of the Pacific nation of Kiribati is difficult to predict and will require courageous decisions soon: Kiribati will need the assistance of Pacific neighbors. Good Samaritan communities are uniquely placed to accompany their Kiribati families, friends and neighbors into the future.
A volcano eruption has displaced hundreds of thousands living in Goma. As Ursulines of Tildonk who were ministering in the area, we are trying to meet with the displaced, to accompany them in their misery.