The Mercy sisters are trying to influence final decisions that will be taken at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Earth Summit and Rio+20, which takes place in June.
One step they have taken is a letter-writing campaign to governments and proposed attendees to RIO+20, from countries where Mercy sisters work.
The Mercy letter calls on the government leaders and personnel to include ethical considerations when they are negotiating at the Rio Conference.
The letter also asks the delegates to “affirm a strong definition of sustainable development and a shared vision of ethical and spiritual values that would inspire and guide cooperative action for change.”
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