May 17, 2021
By Sister Denise Sausville
Many in the global North live in a trance from which we do not see the day-to-day costs of our lifestyles or the tragedy of our belief in the myth of unlimited growth.
The Prophetic Voice Commission of the Sisters of Mercy of the Caribbean, Central America and South America (CCASA) aims to wake us up with a series of three educational workshops on extractivism, gender violence and defense of territory. These topics are specifically related to the Sisters of Mercy’s Chapter 2017 Recommitment Statement, Called to New Consciousness. Here, we sisters committed ourselves to address ecological conversion, institutional racism, oppressive social norms and systems, extractivism, and issues around gender identity and sexual orientation.
The Prophetic Voice Commission took this charge seriously and did their own analysis on these issues. They have structured the three educational sessions in such a way as to expose the root causes of the various issues by looking at them through the experience of the poor.Read More