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Sisters of Providence lament U.S. withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

The Sisters of Providence join with faith-based organizations and environmental, public, health, and other activists in lamenting the deeply flawed decision by the Trump administration to formalize the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

As evidenced by our Providence Climate Agreement, we hold life and our impact on the life of the planet as a sacred trust. We see this decision by our government as moving us farther away from the true communion that Catholic Social Teaching calls all of us to experience.

We affirm the recent statement by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) expressing deep distress over this action.

As the LCWR says, so too will we “… continue to raise our voices against climate policies that harm Earth and its people and to advocate for climate justice.”

About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.
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