Below is a joint statement from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and 12 congregations of women religious from the Sisters of Charity Federation.

The leaders of the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America, representing nearly 4,500 Sisters and Associates, strongly disagree with the decision of President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement regarding climate change. This decision places our world in extreme danger and threatens the life of the planet. We will continue to speak out and act on behalf of those who suffer the effects of climate change, especially persons living in poverty, and to influence legislation that limits greenhouse gas pollution.