May 19, 2021
By Marianne Comfort, Mercy Justice Team
Who would have thought that discovering plastic-free ways to wash clothes or wrap up leftover food could bring such joy? But judging from responses to the Mercy Earth Challenge, Mercy sisters, associates, co-workers and friends are thrilled to adopt new lifestyle choices in solidarity with Earth and people around the world burdened by environmental degradation and the climate crisis.
For nearly one year, from Earth Day 2020 through Lent 2021, more than 1,200 people joined the Mercy Justice Team on a journey of re-examining our lifestyles.
We first deepened our understanding of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ and then looked at various practices we could change in our personal and communal lives to align with the call to “hear both the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.”
We reflected on the sacred gift of water, considered injustices in our food system, adopted more sustainable shopping habits and committed to using less plastic and eating less meat.Read More