Thanks to a recent donation from the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice will expand its lobbying portfolio on Capitol Hill to include climate advocacy.
With most members of the congregation coming from farming families, the Helpers of Mount Rosary in Alangar, India, have developed 40 acres of agricultural land that now serves as a model farm and training field.
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.