Dominican Sr. Elise D. García serves on the General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and is president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). She is the co-founder and former co-director of Santuario Sisterfarm, an ecospirituality center in the Texas Hill Country, and is on the board of the Earth Law Center. Follow her on Twitter: @elisegarciaop.

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Instead of a 'return to normal,' let's pursue a profound transformation

Commentary: The call is as urgent as it is clear. Even before the pandemic, we understood that we were entering a make-or-break decade for humanity to act to avoid catastrophic climate change and global suffering.


It takes roots: Community-led solutions to global climate change

Global Sisters Report Preview: Dozens of African-Americans from several organizations, and students and faculty from historically black colleges and universities were in Paris calling for climate and environmental justice. 


Study released at COP21 illustrates link between human rights, nature's rights

GSR Preview: The study highlighted a trend linking violations of rights of people and rights of nature, underscoring the reality that the well-being of humans and nature is inextricably linked.​


Climate summit begins with high expectations -- and concerns

Preview: "Expectations are very high," Sr. Odile Coirier said, describing the mood at the Paris climate summit. "But there is also great concern that those expectations may not be met."