Nonviolence . . . Human trafficking . . . Women . . . . The elderly . . . Immigrants' rights . . . Housing. . . Children . . . Prisoners' rights . . . Health care . . . World Hunger . . . Globalization, as it affects Latin America . . . Care of the earth . . . Seamless ethic of life

Note: The ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author's and should not be ascribed to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes or its members.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee commits to co-creating a just society

From a contemplative spirit we will promote systemic change by 
> Seeking guidance from the Gospels, Catholic social and environmental teachings and CSA justice statements 
> Educating ourselves and others about justice 
> Engaging in action for the common good
                                                        Approved: November 13, 2018

At their November meeting the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation committee adopted a new mission statement which was subsequently approved by the general council.  The committee has acted on its goal to care for water in several ways:
·      Through a PowerPoint presentation to sisters and associates highlighting the negative impact that large cattle farms are having on the nutrition of our food and the availability of clean water, which in turn harms human life
·       Sending a letter to the EPA objecting to the roll back of its protections for clean water and asking them to regulate large cattle farms
·       Writing to state and federal legislators asking them to provide the necessary funding for agencies entrusted with protecting our water; to require polluters pay for cleanup rather than having taxpayers pay or passing costs on to consumer; and to be truthful and transparent in providing information to the public
·       Evaluating our own every day usage of water

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