Social Justice, Peace
The Catholic Register, January 25, 2015 — Pope Francis called for “the globalization of charity and co-operation” on the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees, but the Sisters of St. Joseph may have beaten the Pope to it with their submission to a United Nations commission in early January.
The Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada is spearheading a worldwide effort by Sisters of St.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.