Lent 2021 Articles

Go in Peace: Conclusion of Lenten Reflections

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee has offered daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Today we close this series.

Climate Solutions and Advocacy

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Sister Tess shared her experience with a climate disaster and reflected on the impacts of climate change which motivate her action. Let us now reflect on Sister Tess’s story.

Climate migrants

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Sister Tess shared her experience with a climate disaster and reflected on the impacts of climate change which motivate her action. Let us now reflect on Sister Tess’s story.

Balance between science and faith

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Sister Tess shared her experience with a climate disaster and reflected on the impacts of climate change which motivate her action. Let us now reflect on Sister Tess’s story.

Climate Solutions and Advocacy
Climate Solutions and Advocacy

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Sister Tess shared her experience with a climate disaster and reflected on the impacts of climate change which motivate her action. Let us now reflect on Sister Tess’s story.

Climate migrants
Climate migrants

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Sister Tess shared her experience with a climate disaster and reflected on the impacts of climate change which motivate her action. Let us now reflect on Sister Tess’s story.

Balance between science and faith
Balance between science and faith

During Lent, the Ecological Sustainability Committee is offering daily reflections on environmental justice and environmental racism/casteism – a deep wound in the Body of Christ. Sister Tess shared her experience with a climate disaster and reflected on the impacts of climate change which motivate her action. Let us now reflect on Sister Tess’s story.

Health impacts of air pollution

Health impacts of air pollution

Photo from Pixabay “Sister Earth, along with all the abandoned of our world, is crying out, pleading that we take...

Movement reflection

Movement reflection

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” (Howard Zinn) We invite you to watch the...

A Pathway to Peace

A Pathway to Peace

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” (Matthew 5:9) Sister Joicy’s story includes...

Water as a human right

Water as a human right

Photo from Sister Joicy “Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of...

Splendor of Creation

Splendor of Creation

“The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades you call forth songs of...

Allyship with others

Allyship with others

“Local individuals and groups can make a real difference. They are able to instill a greater sense of responsibility,...

Trees and their Forest Families

Trees and their Forest Families

https://www.freepik.com/premium-photo/beautiful-forest-tree-nature-kathmandu-nepal_8512575.htm “We are the same as...

From Sister Aisha in Nepal

From Sister Aisha in Nepal

Those who plant trees love others besides themselves. (Adapted from Thomas Fuller) Environmental changes are affecting...

A Prayer for our Earth

A Prayer for our Earth

Photo credit: Times of India “Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation,...

Earthrise

Earthrise

https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1249.html “For it is our hope that implores us, at our...

Housing and poverty

Housing and poverty

WDRB “We have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions...

Racial justice

Racial justice

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/24/us/breonna-taylor-protests-photos.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtyp...

“Tomorrow” is Today

“Tomorrow” is Today

Kenya’s elephant populations are recovering Photo credit: Michal Bednarek/Shutterstock “We are faced with the fact, my...

Ageism

Ageism

"I condemn ageism in all its forms and call for measures to address this violation of human rights as we strive to...

Meeting Our Basic Needs

Meeting Our Basic Needs

“We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis...

Colorism

Colorism

“We need to strengthen the conviction that we are one single human family.” (Laudato Si, #52) Colorism, discussed...

Economic Inequality

Economic Inequality

“Whether believers or not, we are agreed today that the earth is essentially a shared inheritance, whose fruits are...

Colonization

Colonization

“The mountains shall yield peace for the people, and the hills justice.” (Psalm 72:3) The glimpse that Sister Carlette...

The tide is rising, and so are we

The tide is rising, and so are we

Photo credit: Te mana: Litia Maiava “The tide is rising, and so are we! This is where we are called to be!” We invite...

Our Relationship with Nature

Our Relationship with Nature

“The human environment and the natural environment deteriorate together; we cannot adequately combat environmental...

Indigenous Legal Rights

Indigenous Legal Rights

Community meeting in a tribal village.  Photo by Collin Key “No one truly owns any part of creation. Rather all...

Land Stewardship

Land Stewardship

Birhor Tribals collecting firewood from the forest. Photo by Edward Moon-Little “Even if we don’t acknowledge it, the...

Basic Human Rights

Basic Human Rights

Forest and cultivated foods using local Jharkhand produce.  Photo credit:  Slow Food “We are setting out a supremely...

Integral Ecology

Integral Ecology

Photo of Birhor houses by Gustav Imam “Nature cannot be regarded as something separate from ourselves or as a mere...