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Ecology

ecology-picThe Sisters of Charity of New York address environmental issues from a faith perspective, especially through ROAR (Religious Organizations Along the River) and GreenFaith. The Congregation is concerned about many issues, including the quality of Hudson River and its communities of life, water rights, fracking, Indian Point Nuclear Plant, climate change, sustainability, and vision for safe renewable energy. In collaboration with many groups, we address these issues through education, advocacy and systemic change.

Earth Charter The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family,the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action. Click to visit page.

A Call to Integrate Faith, Ecology and Global Economy recognizes the interconnection with Earth, envisions sustainable life giving models and lists four inter-related changes and challenges. The Sisters of Charity of New York have endorsed this statement. We invite you to read statement by clicking here.

We invite you to visit the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns to read Encounters, a newsletter on faith, economy and ecology.

Religious Organizations Along River (ROAR), a network of religious congregations who live or own property in the Hudson Valley of New York State, responds to pressing ecological issues and needs in the Hudson River Bioregion it calls home, through collaboration with its member congregations and national, regional and local environmental groups and leaders.  Click here for more information. Click to view Brochure.

Collaboration Statement on Climate Change Click to view/download PDF of Vincentian Family of North America Social Justice Representatives.

St. Francis Pledge Click to visit Catholic Climate Covenant.org