In recent decades congregations began moving investments into companies and funds that make a positive impact on the world. Now, some are even using their money to change the investing landscape itself.
Religious sisters and other church leaders in Malawi, Madagascar and Mozambique are aiding victims of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which has killed more than 600 people and displaced hundreds of thousands of others.
Water is connected to hope, peace and unity, say attendees of the 2023 U.N. conference, which brought together governments, businesses, scientists, environmentalists and civil society groups like sister congregations.
As part of Catholic Sisters Week 2023, the congregation has been sharing examples of their ecological sustainability practices on social media as well as eco-centered prayers and suggestions for ways everyone can live in greater harmony with the rest of creation.
Carmelite nuns who prayed a novena during a nine-day protest march by Indigenous groups from the Philippines' Sierra Madre mountains are among the Catholics who have raised opposition to construction of the Kaliwa Dam.
As part of a delegation on a trip to El Salvador and Honduras, I listened, witnessed and prayed the Beatitudes as I recognized that the people were having to form nonviolent communities to defend their land.
As we moved into new residences, we Presentation Sisters considered our land's future. We wanted to do our best to restore the land to its original state, so we hired people who introduced us to regenerative agriculture.
I went with a delegation of religious congregations to COP27, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. We had a challenging, educational and also disappointing experience.