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The mission of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation ministry is to explore CSA's distinct contribution to the ongoing, nonviolent transformation of the world towards peace, justice and ecology. This work embraces the efforts of sisters, associates, co-workers and others who share the CSA vision. We live out the mission to bring about systemic change by using the lens of nonviolence to focus on the issues of women, children, health care, globalization (especially as it affects Latin America), seamless ethic of life.

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Recommit to Care of Earth

May 14, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

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In May of 2016, the Sisters of St. Agnes created and adopted, as a community commitment, "Care for Earth: Home of All Living Creatures".  It was the result of prayerful reflection on Pope Francis' 2015 Encyclical letter, Laudato Si’ and it committed the community to action on behalf of our common home.

The pope has invited the global Church to participate in Laudato Si’ Week, May 16-24, a time for prayer, study and action for a more just and sustainable world. As we experience the coronavirus pandemic, now, more than ever, we are reminded of the truth of his words, “everything is connected.” 

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is providing the following resources for prayer, study and action in observance of Laudato Si' Week.

Prayer: 
Visit the Laudato Si' Week website  prayer and event-planning materials, online retreats and webinars, and information on virtual events happening all over the world.

Share this prayer for the global Day of Prayer on Sunday, May 24.   
Sign up to receive daily reflections for Laudato Si' Week from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

Study:  
Read and share our two-page brief on climate change as part of our 2020 U.S. election brief series, Faithful Voting and Global Concerns.  
Visit the Catholic Climate Covenant website for U.S.-specific events and resources.   

Action:   
Sign a petition urging the World Bank to stop supporting the fossil fuel industry and instead invest in renewable energy solutions.   

Peace, 
Sister Ruth Battaglia CSA

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