The Sisters of Charity, BVM join the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in regretting the formal withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. We pledge to advocate for legislative action by the U.S. Congress to reverse this shortsighted, unjust, and immoral decision.
The LCWR statement reads in part: “The Leadership Conference of Women Religious was deeply disappointed by President Trump’s 2017 pledge to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and we are profoundly troubled by the decision to formally request U.S. withdrawal from this critically important international agreement. Catholic teaching is clear—climate change is a grave moral issue that threatens our commitment to: protect human life and dignity, exercise a preferential option for the most vulnerable, promote the common good, and care for God’s creation. The failure of the United States to fulfill its 2015 commitment dishonors our nation and threatens our common home. We will continue to raise our voices against climate policies that harm Earth and its people and to advocate for climate justice.”