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.
As tens of millions more people are at risk of acute hunger because of the global coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Relief Services is embarking on a campaign to raise awareness, advocate and raise funds to head off the brewing crisis.
With the COVID-19 pandemic posing the potential to become the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, millions already faced the specter of starvation, say United Nations leaders, humanitarian officials and Catholic sisters.
Sisters in African countries are using their own money in some cases to provide food for people whose livelihood has vanished during coronavirus lockdowns. They are doing outreach, making masks and hand sanitizer to give away to people who used to earn — and live on — about a dollar a day.