Debt Relief Action- COVID-19

Written on: March 29, 2020

In 2000, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart joined in the worldwide movement to cancel the crushing international debt of impoverished countries. In so doing it became our third Corporate Stand. We considered that it was, and still is, urgent for us to:

    • Participate in the Jubilee 2000/USA Campaign
    • Educate ourselves and our Associates and colleagues in ministry regarding key debt issues
    • Advocate for specific actions by the U. S. government and world monetary organizations

Today this stand is calling us to act, especially on behalf of the impoverished countries of the world as they are among the hardest hit by Covid19. We recognize the complexity of world economics, and therefore we join with economists, faith groups, social justice advocates, environmentalists, and development agencies around the globe in seeking understanding of and solutions to the debt crisis. At the same time complexity does not excuse inaction.

Attached is a letter that Jubilee USA sent to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). I send it for your information since we are members of Jubilee USA and are supporting debt and sanction relief to countries hard hit by Covid19. Read the letter HERE.

Let’s live each moment knowing that what befalls one, befalls all. We are all one, interconnected and interdependent,

Sister Diane Bardol, GNSH


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