I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.
Pope Francis, Laudato Si', 14
Touched by God’s mercy and compassion and fired by the inspiration of the Gospel and Catherine McAuley, Sisters of Mercy advocate, educate and collaborate for environmental justice. Recognising the interconnection of all life, we acknowledge that our actions, choices, and life-styles have the capacity to diminish creation or to conserve and sustain it.
We are the generation with the information to truly understand the far-reaching impacts that our decisions, actions and life-styles are having on our environment – depleting resources, damaging ecosystems, destroying wildlife. We have the capacity to address the immensity and urgency of the challenge we face. ‘We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it.’ (Laudato Si’ #229)