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The Sisters of Providence collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. They have 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. In Congregational decisions, individual ministry and within the spiritual lives of the sisters, they continue to strive for peace and justice.

 

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From the Skoll Foundation:

Lauren Fletcher heads BioCarbon Engineering, which develops drones that plant trees, by first mapping planting areas – to understand ground typology, soil type and moisture, etc. – and then firing biodegradable seedpods into the ground. (At this point in Lauren’s description, the audience’s collective jaw had dropped.) The company is currently working to plant one billion trees per year, and can potentially scale to tens of billions of trees, to offset the 15 billion trees that are destroyed annually. In service of SDG 15 (“protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems”), BioCarbon Engineering’s efforts to solve local problems at scale have global ramifications.

Click on BioCarbon Engineering above to watch a 90-second video.

Sisters of Providence Litany of Non-Violence

Provident God, aware of our brokenness, we ask the gift of courage to identify how and where we are in need of conversion in order to live in solidarity with Earth and all creation.
Deliver us from the violence of superiority and disdain, Grant us the desire, and the humility, to listen with special care to those whose experiences and attitudes are different from our own.
Deliver us from the violence of greed and privilege. Grant us the desire, and the will, to live simply so others may have their just share of Earth’s resources.
Deliver us from the silence that gives consent to abuse, war and evil. Grant us the desire, and the courage, to risk speaking and acting for the common good.
Deliver us from the violence of irreverence, exploitation and control. Grant us the desire, and the strength, to act responsibly within the cycle of creation.
God of love, mercy and justice, acknowledging our complicity in those attitudes, actions and words which perpetuate violence, we beg the grace of a non-violent heart. Amen.