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.

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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.

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