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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.
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. On August 5, 2021, we archived old blog posts. You can find the archive by clicking here.
Season of Creation: Sept 16
Eliminating the use of disposable plastic and Styrofoam, correctly recycling as much as possible, and reducing purchases of new consumer goods are a set of actions we can take to progress to the goal of adopting a sustainable lifestyle.
We can improve sustainability in diets by reducing food waste before and after market, composting, buying food from local producers when possible, and transitioning from meat-based to plant-based meats. The EAT-Lancet Commission recently released a report identifying sustainable eating that embraces multiple environmental dimensions: climate, biodiversity loss, nitrogen and phosphorus loss to the environment, land system change and freshwater use. This video reviews the results.
"Yet all is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start, despite their mental and social conditioning - Laudato Si' 205
May God, who embraces all that exists with tenderness, pour out upon us the power of divine love that we may protect life and beauty. - excerpt from "A prayer for our earth"