Monday 06.12.2017

Statement on Paris Agreement

Sr. Margaret O’Dwyer, D.C., representative of the Company of the Daughters of Charity at the U.N., told Global Sisters Report, “It is profoundly sad that there is a loss of a sense of the common good.” O’Dwyer also noted that Trump’s action “countervenes the message of [Francis’ environmental encyclical] Laudato Si that Earth’s inhabitants are interconnected.”

She also expressed worry about “the potential for chaos when world leaders agree and then rescind agreements at will.”

The leaders of the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America, representing nearly 4,500 Sisters and Associates, strongly disagree with the decision of President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement regarding climate change. This decision places our world in extreme danger and threatens the life of the planet. We will continue to speak out and act on behalf of those who suffer the effects of climate change, especially persons living in poverty, and to influence legislation that limits greenhouse gas pollution.

Originally published by Global Sisters Report and Sisters of Charity Federation.