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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:

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World Food Day: October 16

October 10, 2019
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA
World Food Day is October 16, 2019

Many thing that hunger is about too many people and too little food, but that is not true.  Our planet provides enough food to feed every woman, man, and child.  Instead, hunger is about power.  Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources.  Right now many farmers in poor countries – the people who grow the food the world relies on – don’t have the power to access the resources they need to thrive. 

It’s time to take a closer look at the amount of food we throw away. By planning our meals, buying only what we need from the store, and saving our leftovers, we can reduce food waste and conserve resources so that everyone has enough to eat today and tomorrow. When you buy fresh food that’s in season today, you reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which helps protect everyone’s food supply for tomorrow. A lot of energy is wasted growing food in the wrong place or at the wrong time of year. Find out what grows seasonally near you and then make the smartest choices for your location and budget. Only a small percentage of what we spend on food actually reaches the people who farm and produce it. To help, look for products, brands and restaurants that ensure small-scale farmers and workers get a fair deal.

-Reprinted with permission from the Capuchin Newsletter, October 9, 2019