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.
We are now witnessing a world that is in a fragile state, where there are poor and neglected women, children and girls. As UNANIMA International, we want to raise our voices and proclaim that things must be different.
Catholic groups welcomed the historic deal reached at the United Nations climate summit to establish a "loss and damage" fund for vulnerable countries, even while negotiations fell short in other areas, they said.
Sisters from Lovers of the Holy Cross of Vinh, St. Paul de Chartres, Daughters of Our Lady of the Visitation, and Missionaries of Charity Institute have come to the aid of hundreds of flood survivors in Vietnam.
Catholic sisters are calling on the global development community to engage with them in "promoting and realizing integral environmental solutions" at the COP27 U.N. climate summit and the COP15 U.N. biodiversity summit.