As members of ROAR (Religious Organizations Along the River), the Sisters of Charity of New York extend the invitation to view this video and learn with them about rights of rivers and rights of nature. ROAR recognizes that its commitment to the Hudson River bioregion and to all life calls its members to learn more about the rights of rivers so it can take steps to protect our Hudson River bioregion.

Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’ (2015) heightened our awareness and call to integral ecology and ecological conversion, to see all life as interconnected and related, and to see ourselves, humans, as part of nature, not separate from nature. What we do affects us all – humans and other than human life forms.