Upholding mission, impact investing for climate justice

10/18/2023 11:43 am

“We no longer have the numbers to be able to do the types of ministry that we were involved in before,” says Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Sue Ernster in the Global Sisters Report article, “Aging Catholic sisters in US, Ireland continue mission through impact investing.”

“So how do we continue our impact with the assets that we have?

The article reports climate justice efforts facilitated by the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative for safe water and carbon-saving cookstoves in Ethiopia via the Irish development agency Vita. In partnership with CIIC and commitment to the Economy of Francesco — faith-based investing aligned with Catholic social teaching; utilizing finances to amplify mission and maximize impact — FSPA supports Vita. 

“As our congregational numbers shift because of our demographic, it is another way we can continue mission and continue to have our values impact others,” says Sister Sue.  

To read the article in its entirety, go to globalsistersreport.org.

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