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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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Season of Creation: Day 1

September 01, 2021
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

SEE

Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying. Per the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on August 9, 2021, scientists are observing changes in Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system. Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years, and some of the changes already set in motion—such as continued sea level rise—are irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years. This report is the first installment of many which will be completed in 2022.

Read the Full Report

 

Laudato Si Goals with Response of the Cry of the Earth highlighted

 

 

REFLECT

“[Mother Earth] now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will.” - Laudato Si’, 2

Read Laudato Si’

 

 

 

One of the CSA solar panels

ACT

The 880-panel solar installation on our motherhouse grounds is a tangible reflection of our commitment to care for Earth. Our solar panels generate 50% of our energy needs and substantially reduce our carbon footprint.

In 2020, when Alliant Energy announced the launch of its first community solar project in Fond du Lac, CSA supported the endeavor by purchasing 568 solar panels (called “blocks”) of the solar garden. This investment means that the entire St. Agnes Convent and the on-site maintenance building will be 100% powered by the sun. The Community Solar program provides an opportunity for customers, both residential and corporate, to share the benefits of solar power without having to install solar panels on their property and will be fully operational by the end of 2021.

Learn more about the CSA Solar Array

 

INTERCESSION

That we may grow in consciousness, awe, and praise of the mystery of God’s creation and in our reverence of all that is created, we pray.

Tags: laudato-si

 

 


 

 

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