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Care for Creation: Spirituality and Responsible Investment with Barbara Jennings, CSJ

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This event will be held virtually/online.  Additional information regarding how to attend or log on to the event can be found on the individual event page or in the event calendar description.

Treat yourself to an enriching Saturday morning program that promises to feed your mind, body and spirit.

“Care for Creation: Spirituality and Responsible Investment” with Sister Barbara Jennings, CSJ

Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, calls for a “broad cultural revolution” to confront our environmental crisis. Sister Barbara Jennings will explore this encyclical and the role of shareholders that the Sisters of St. Joseph and our founding institutions have practiced over the years, especially in light of our Planet Earth.

This event is complimentary through the generosity of our sponsors, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Buchanan Institute for Peace and Nonviolence (BIPN) at Avila University. 


For 12 years, Sister Barbara served as the coordinator of the Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment (MCRI), a coalition of women’s and men’s religious congregations in the St. Louis who identified environmental, social and governance issues in corporations.

Also a member of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) in New York City, the two organizations worked with local corporations such as Monsanto, Boeing, Ameren, Arch Coal and others by meeting in dialogue about clear and doable goals, writing shareholder resolutions and attending annual shareholder meetings.

In 2019, MCRI merged with the Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment (SGI). Sister Barbara remains a board member at SGI and continues to work locally and with ICCR groups on certain corporate issues such as human rights, coal ash and the environment.

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