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Social Justice, Peace

Fracking: An Environmental and Ethical Challenge

In ancient seas, hydrocarbons of coal, crude oil and natural gas were deposited in sedimentary shale rock. Over the last century, the ‘conventional’ shallow reservoirs of these fossil fuels, are being depleted and now hydraulic fracking is used to extract deeper ‘unconventional’ natural gas deposits. Like the tar sands extraction, fracking is raising new ethical concerns. 
 
What is fracking? A vertical well, reinforced with concrete, is drilled miles beneath the earth’s surface.

At the People’s Climate March

“It was amazing and empowering to be a part of it,” said Sister Janet Fraser of the People’s Climate March in Toronto on September 21, 2014. “It was wonderful to see so many people arrive, to know I am in communion with all these people.” 

Six Things You Can Do About Climate Change

On September 23, 2014, Heads of State along with business, finance, and civil society leaders will head to New York for the UN Climate Summit. The Summit is part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition on climate change. 

World Fast for Mother Earth

Event Date: 
June 20, 2014 (All day) - June 23, 2014 (All day)
An invitation from Grandmother Josephine Mandamin Water Walker:
Take the time to listen. Pray. Be.
 
“The world has a duty to protect our Mother Earth and her life blood — our life blood — the water.”
 
Grandmother Josephine, an Ojibwa elder from Manitoulin Island, has walked more than 17,000 km.

Love and acceptance in the classroom today

Sisters finally met the students they had been praying for during the last eight weeks of a special Agape program designed by Leah Watkiss and Ann McGowan. This program was incorporated into the religion class taught by St. Joseph's College School chaplain Monica Gondin.
 
Sisters of St. Joseph and the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Loretto Sisters, were eager to meet the 25 Grade 12 students.
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