Sisters of Charity Federation Statement on Paris Agreement
During the Sisters of Charity Federation annual meeting in Tarrytown, New York, June 1-5, 2017, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Leadership Team, along with leaders of two provinces of the Daughters of Charity and 11 congregations of Sisters of Charity in the United States and Canada, collaborated to issue the following statement:
The leaders of the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America, representing nearly 4,500 Sisters and Associates, strongly disagree with the decision of President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement regarding climate change. This decision places our world in extreme danger and threatens the life of the planet. We will continue to speak out and act on behalf of those who suffer the effects of climate change, especially persons living in poverty, and to influence legislation that limits greenhouse gas pollution.
We continue to pray for our country, the world’s desire to work together on climate change, and ways that we can continue to influence care for our Earth. Sisters’ involvement in minimizing climate change can be found by visiting http://sistersofcharityfederation.org/tag/climate-change/.