Environmental advocacy must be sensitive to workers and communities

Members of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light have gathered at oil and natural gas wells in the state in recent years to seek tighter controls on pollution that affects nearby communities. (CNS)

Members of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light have gathered at oil and natural gas wells in the state in recent years to seek tighter controls on pollution that affects nearby communities. The organization is among faith-based organizations nationwide that have welcomed dialogue with the Biden administration on environmental concerns. (CNS/Courtesy of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light)

by Maxine Kollasch

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Clip from "In Good Faith"

Sister Maxine speaks with Sr. Joan Brown, executive director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light. In this clip, Sister Joan talks about the issues involved with New Mexico's Permian Basin, a source of oil and gas — and employment. When it comes to advocacy, Sister Joan says that "we have to be very sensitive to the workers and to the people in the area."

Click here to listen to the full "In Good Faith" podcast where this clip is from.

GSR shares clips from our friends at A Nun's Life Ministry. Check out full episodes of all their podcasts (Ask Sister, In Good Faith, Random Nun Clips and more, like the archived Motherhouse Road Trips) on their website, ANunsLife.org.

 

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