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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: Sept 13
August 26th was Women's Equality Day in the US, a day that commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote. President Biden issued a Proclamation on Women's Equality Day, 2021 stating, "...we recognize our duty to continue that fight to ensure that our daughters can enjoy the same rights and opportunities as our sons."
In June of 2020, the UN released a report highlighting the importance of policies that integrate gender, climate, and security. "Gender inequality, climate vulnerability, and state fragility are strongly interlinked –we know, for example, that countries with higher values in one of these areas tend to score higher in the other two", said UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner.
“Let us keep in mind the principle of subsidiarity, which grants freedom to develop the capabilities present at every level of society, while also demanding a greater sense of responsibility for the common good from those who wield greater power.”
That countries throughout the world may see women and girls as God does; as daughters beautiful, strong, worthy of respect, and deserving of equal economic opportunities, we pray.