UN News – Sisters of Charity Federation
Featured stories about orientations to the UN for various groups of the Federation, resources for climate change, a profile of the Sisters of Charity of Greensburg in Korea and some dates to remember. All in NGO News – September 2014
Among the stories featured…
- UN ORIENTATION for two groups of Federation Sisters
- CLIMATE SUMMIT 2014
- KOREA – Sisters of Charity of Greensburg: Korean Province
- Sr. Caroljean (Cj) Willie was invited to Korea by the Sisters of Charity of Greensburg to visit their ministries and give two seminars on Systemic Change.
- The first Greensburg Sisters arrived in Korea in 1960. Their first mission was teaching and administering at the St. Joseph School for Girls in Kwang-ju.
- Today there are 207 Seton Hill Sisters serving in 11 dioceses throughout Korea. The majority of the Sisters are native Korean women.
Among the climate change resources they recommend..
Rifkin, Jeremy. The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Col-laborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism. Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014 Rifkin moves the reader into the future, beyond consumerism to “prosumers” who produce what they consume and share what they have on a collabora-tive commons.
Johnson, Elizabeth. Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Johnson deftly leads the reader to an understanding that love of the natural world is an intrinsic element of faith in God and that far from being an add-on, ecological care must be at the center of a moral life.
Learn more about climate change initiatives at: www.un.org/climatechange
Vincentian Family of North America Social Justice Representatives Collaboration Climate Change Statement
We, the social justice representatives of the Vincentian Family of North America, invite us all to respond to the crisis of global climate change as one of the central ethical issues of our time.
Faithfulness to our charism challenges us: To efficacious compassion toward the brokenness of Earth and its life systems;
As Vincent de Paul challenged us, to see persons living in poverty and on the margins as Christ and to understand that they suffer first from the effects of global climate change;
To learn to discern and celebrate the presence of God in Earth;
To evaluate our lifestyle choices;
To integrate this heightened awareness in our consciousness, congregational documents and actions.
Dates to Remember:
OCTOBER 7-9/14 UN ORIENTATION SCN ASSOCIATES
FEBRUARY4-13/2015 COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
MARCH 9-20, 2015 COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN