Small communities of women religious are breaking with tradition and making saving the earth their primary mission. This story appeared in The Atlantic, and then Grist, as part of a Climate Desk collaboration. Reported with support from a Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism. Advertisements
For North Country Public Radio. Catholic sisters have long been associated with activism – from fighting poverty to promoting education and social justice. Today, sisters around the country are uniting around a new cause: healing the earth. Sisters Gail Worcelo and Bernadette Bostwick have brought “green” Catholicism to a monastery in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.