Mercy Healthcare joins United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (Americas)

Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the United States, has signed on to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), becoming the first US health care system to join this network. The PRI is recognized as the leading global network of institutional investors committed to including environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in their investment practices. Other signatories of the UN-supported PRI include Harvard University, Summit Strategies Group and Christian Brothers Investment Services.

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Call for an inclusive and sustainable Australian economy (Parramatta)

Sisters of Mercy Parramatta Congregation welcome the call to Australians to work for an economy that is based on principles of justice and equity – one that is at the service of all, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalised.

The call from Bishop Long OFM Conv. came at the launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2017–2018 Social Justice Statement, entitled Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy...

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Stewarding the Earth at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (Americas)

Following the Mercy tradition of caring for Earth, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine supports a broad cross-section of sustainability efforts and has integrated these Mercy values into the curriculum and campus life. Each of the College’s 1,000 students must enroll in the core course Environmental Science 300: Ecology and the Environmental Challenge. This course teaches basic ecological principles, the major environmental challenges facing the planet, and potential solutions to these challenges.

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Mercy Walks for Water (Americas)

Led by Native Americans, hundreds of Sisters of Mercy walked for water through downtown Buffalo on 23 June 2017.

Once everyone returned to the Chapter room, several local government officials recognized the sisters' powerful witness to the human right to water. Maria Maybee, a member of the Senaca Nation, spoke passionately about her work as a Water Walker.

Following the speeches, Sisters blended waters from their native lands in a moving ceremony in the center of the Chapter room. The ritual concluded with everyone in the Chapter body being blessed with the mingled waters, as ceremony leaders walked about the room sprinkling water on participants with clusters of leaves.

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Care for Our Earth (GB Union)

Sr. Philomena Bowers (Congregational Leader of the Union of the Sisters of Mercy) addressed two gatherings of Mercy Associates, one in St. Mary’s Convent Handsworth on 8th April and one in the hall of the Church of Our Lady, St. John’s Wood in London on 20th May. ‘Care for Our Common Home’ was the theme, and as she spoke she inspired us to think and reflect anew on how we can work in partnership, and individually, caring for every aspect of Creation.

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