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Speakers Bring out Personal and Urgent Aspects of Climate Change

December 9, 2015, Paris, France – For many people, the idea of climate change is distant and abstract. Two young climate scientists spoke in the civil society sector of the UN Climate Conference in Paris about the urgency of the situation – the need to address climate change immediately. Indigenous peoples share their personal stories of climate change, as well as ways to live in right relationship to Earth. Sister Elise D. García, OP, reports in her latest article in Global Sisters Report.


Feature photo: Dominican Sr. Patricia Siemen at the canoe of life. (GSR Photo/Elise D. Garcia)

Sister Pat Siemen’s Work for Environmental Justice Detailed in Global Sisters Report

November 12, 2015  Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, founder and director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, is profiled in a recent issue of The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report (GSR) for her long-time involvement in environmental ethics. She is one of a number of women religious to be interviewed in the GSR article on the connection between social justice – traditionally seen as dealing with human issues – and environmental justice.



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