Sisters Take Action in the Spirit of Laudato Si’
“The rich and the poor have equal dignity, and their rights must be guaranteed.”
(Pope Francis, Laudato Si’- On Care for our Common Home, paragraph 94)
On September 12, resident Sisters took action in the spirit of Laudato Si’ to urge Congress to pass a just Farm Bill for 2023. Sisters wrote letters identifying priorities that support the dignity of all people, especially those in poverty, and includes measures for preserving creation.
The initiative is part of a collaboration of six congregations comprising the Midwest Franciscan Justice Promoters:
Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis, Wisconsin
Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa
Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, Iowa
Sisters of St. Francis, Rochester, Minnesota
A strong and resilient farm and food system not only honors workers and families, it also supports the goals of Laudato Si’ by including safeguards for preserving creation. It benefits our local and global communities including family farmers, ranchers, and consumers. With nearly $1 trillion in spending, it is divided into sections (titles) that cover specific program areas including Nutrition, Commodities, Conservation, Trade and more. The Nutrition title comprises 76 percent of the Farm Bill’s total spending.
With a couple of easy clicks, you can become part of the effort to reauthorize a just Farm Bill. Click https://actionnetwork.org/letters/take-action-support-a-just-farm-bill-in-2023/ to learn more about priorities in the 2023 Farm Bill and TAKE ACTION NOW!