Sisters of St. Joseph Thank Governor Baker for Commitment to Goals of Paris Agreement
June 5 is United Nations World Environment Day.
While many are still upset after President Trump's action last Thursday, withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, we were heartened by the quick and strong responses of many U.S. governors, mayors, civic and religious groups, as well as earth defenders from around the world. In this spirit, our CSJ Boston Justice Promoter sent an email to Governor Baker to thank him for his swift and strong commitment of our state to continued actions against climate change.
Dear Governor Baker,
As Justice Promoter for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, I thank you for your prompt and forceful commitment to keep Massachusetts moving toward the goals of the Paris Agreement. Last April, we Sisters of St. Joseph celebrated the 25th Anniversary of our Corporate Stance on Behalf of the Earth. We continue to educate ourselves and advocate for local, national and global ways of living that address the detrimental effects of climate change and threaten future generations. We will continue to adopt lifestyles, values, and practices which sustain resources and preserve the diversity of creation. As Pope Francis wrote: “Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.” (Laudato Si’ 13)