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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 17

September 17, 2021
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

SEE

If the consequences of burning fossil fuels—like melting glaciers, rising seas, and increasing global temperature averages—feel too far-flung or abstract, consider the fundamental act of taking a breath of air. A new study has found that air pollution from fossil fuels is responsible for nearly one in every five deaths worldwide, according to a February 2021 article from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). It's a heavy subject that NRDC has made a little lighter and easier to understand in this video.

Read the Full Article from NRDC

 

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

 

 

REFLECT

“There is a growing sensitivity to the environment and the need to protect nature, along with a growing concern, both genuine and distressing, for what is happening to our planet… Our goal is not to amass information or to satisfy curiosity, but rather to become painfully aware, to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering and thus to discover what each of us can do about it.” - Laudato Si' 19

Read Laudato Si’

 

 

 

Image of Prius logo in motherhouse parking lot

ACT

The Congregation owns a total of 13 Toyota Prius; fuel efficient hybrid cars classified as Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles (SULEV). With clean emissions, there will be less poisonous gases and pollutants released into the atmosphere. From the cars we drive to the trees and flowers we plant, and the lifestyles we choose, CSA has been engaged in caring for Earth in numerous ways, for numerous years. 

We end this week with a challenge to find more ways to care for creation.  The Peace and Social Justice Ministry of St. Matthew Catholic Church in North Carolina, shares these 50 easy ways to care for creation. 

Read the 50 Ways

 

INTERCESSION

That we may deepen our gratitude for nature's rich web of life within which we live, and grow in openness to wise and more just ways for caring for it and sharing it, we pray.

 
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Sister Dolores Lytle, CSA says:
September 17, 2021 04:14 PM CST

You must take time for today's video, it is so short and so clear!!!


 

 


 

 

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