Sisters support overseas reforestation

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Tuesday 30, August 2011 | Category:   Consecrated Life

DEFORESTATION of farmland in Cameroon.
Conservation of natural resources is a natural area of ecumenical cooperation. Whether they are from different churches or even other religions, people of all faiths recognize that damage to the earth means damage to what the divine created and a challenge to the sustainability of the world all creatures share.

The Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester, Minnesota have been involved in such efforts. They are part of the Carbon Covenant, which itself is a project of Interfaith Power and Light (IPL), founded by Episcopal priest Rev. Canon Sally Bingham. IPL is an organization of 10,000 congregations in 30 states who pledge to cut their energy consumption through energy-efficiency and alternative energy sources. Through the Carbon Covenant, the Rochester Franciscans helped the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon purchase 35,000 tree seedlings to combat deforestation.

The Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester are on VISION.

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