Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Catholic nuns are saving the planet

For many years, Catholic Sisters have led efforts to protect the environment and address climate change. On Tuesday, April 13 at 3 p.m., you can join two of the leaders of this effort for a free hour-long on-line discussion of how Catholic Sisters are helping to save the Earth, and how you can join them.

Presenters include Sr. Sheila Kinsey, a member of the Wheaton Community of the Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Among her many accomplishments, she, has served as the executive co-secretary for the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission of the Union of Superior Generals and International Union of Superior Generals since 2015. She is coordinator of the UISG campaign, “Sowing Hope for the Planet,” which promotes the integration of Laudato Si’ by religious congregations. She serves on the steering committees of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and is a member of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Sr. Melinda Roper became a Maryknoll sister in 1957 served as president of the congregation from 1978 to 1984. In 1985 she began living in the tropical rainforest of Darién, Panama. Along with other Maryknoll sisters, she formed a team with the Claretian priests and laity in the area. These years of experience led to the formation of eco spirituality retreats, the Web of Life, for the people of Darien as well as for international participants.

Here is the link to register.

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