Society News

MMS Mark World Water Day

On March 22, Medical Mission Sisters join many in marking World Water Day. Today, almost half the world's workers—1.5 billion people—work in water-related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. This year’s theme—water and jobs—focuses on how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers’ lives and livelihoods, and transform societies and economies. Many of our Sisters are involved in clean water projects around the world. In Ethiopia, Sister Elaine Kohls has been active in ensuring safe and clean water for many years.

International Women's Day

On March 8, Medical Mission Sisters join millions around the world in marking International Women’s Day. Observed since the early 1900s, in many countries it is a national holiday. Thousands of events not only occur on this day but throughout the month of March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Medical Mission Sisters have advocated equality and opportunities for women for over 90 years on the five continents in which we serve.

Medical Mission Sisters participate in the UN Climate Change Conference

Medical Mission Sisters are participating in the UN Climate Change Conference and its related activities around the world in a variety of ways. Two of our Sisters are at the Paris conference the first week it meets and three will take their places the second week.  A number of our Sisters and Associates joined thousands in London, Frankfurt and Washington, DC, over the weekend, in interfaith prayer gatherings, rallies and marches, to draw attention to the importance of reducing greenhouse gases for the sake of the health and life of our planet and all of its inhabitants.
 

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