November 22, 2019

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Sisters of Providence lament withdrawal of U.S. from Paris Climate Agreement

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods join with faith-based organizations and environmental, public, health and other activists in lamenting the deeply flawed decision by the Trump administration to formalize the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

As evidenced by our Providence Climate Agreement, we hold life and our impact on the life of the planet as a sacred trust. We see this decision by our government as moving us farther away from the true communion that Catholic social teaching calls all of us to experience.

We affirm the recent statement by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) expressing deep distress over this action.

As the LCWR says, so too will we “ ... continue to raise our voices against climate policies that harm Earth and its people and to advocate for climate justice.”

The Sisters of Providence Leadership Team
Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, General Superior
Sister Lisa Stallings, Vicar and General Councilor
Sisters Mary Beth Klingel, Jeanne Hagelskamp and Jenny Howard, General Councilors

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