Act Now: U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration stands with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious regarding the recent formal request for US withdrawal from Parish Climate Agreement.
"The Leadership Conference of Women (LCWR) 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 US 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."
We also stand with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and encourage everyone to contact their legislators.
"Climate change is one of the principal challenges of our time and U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a critical step in the wrong direction. Please urge your government leaders to stand up for life and oppose U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement!"