The Ursulines of Cincinnati endorse the recent statement by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, opposing the current Administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. The November, 2019 report by the World Meteorological Organization that greenhouse gases have reached a new record high calls us all to do more, not less, to protect our “common home”.
LCWR Troubled by US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
The Leadership Conference of Women (LCWR) was deeply disappointed by President Trump’s 2017 pledge to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and we are profoundly troubled by the decision to formally request US withdrawal from this critically important international agreement. Catholic teaching is clear — climate change is a grave moral issue that threatens our commitment to: protect human life and dignity, exercise a preferential option for the most vulnerable, promote the common good, and care for God’s creation. The failure of the United States to fulfill its 2015 commitment dishonors our nation and threatens our common home. We will continue to raise our voices against climate policies that harm Earth and its people and to advocate for climate justice.