Daughters’ Corporate Stance on the Environment

Heeding Pope Francis’ call in Laudato Si: Care for our Common Home as well as the 2030 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals; the Daughters of Charity of the United States and Canada adopt a stance toward protecting and reviving the earth on a local, national, and global level.  We will animate this stand by:

  1. Educating ourselves on environmental issues affecting our local cities, North America and the World;
  2. Fostering a consciousness of care for the environment within our local communities and ministries and implementing alternative behaviors whenever possible;
  3. Participating in the Global Catholic Climate Movement and other partnerships to support changes in governmental, corporate and personal practices which impact the care of our “home;”
  4. Supporting legislation that aims to protect the earth from further degradation and promotes environmentally friendly processes;
  5. Praying that all people care for “Our Common Home” by living in solidarity with the Earth, its creatures and natural resources.


Daughters’ Corporate Stance Against Hunger

Believing that hunger is preventable and food security is basic to quality of life, the Daughters of Charity of the United States and Canada adopt a unified plan toward eradicating hunger for the most vulnerable in society today: children and the elderly. We will do this through:

  1. Sponsoring food assistance programs with a focus on providing healthy food for children and the elderly;
  2. Advocating with policy makers to promote and sustain food assistance and healthy eating education programs;
  3. Leveraging resources in the communities we serve through networking and partnering;
  4. Communicating available resources and “nutrition hints” through our direct and indirect network of ministries;
  5. Educating care givers and family members on healthy and financially responsible food preparation;
  6. Praying for those who live with chronic hunger, those who care for them and those who create policies and legislation which have a direct impact on the quality of life for those living in poverty.