Sister Marcelline Koch, OP was one of the signatories of a statement by the International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace about taking action to counter climate change. The statement went out to all the Dominican communities noting the extreme possibility if no action is taken: droughts, migrations, strange weather phenomena. The statement gives a proposed solution to cut through the complexity of the climate change issue.
The statement was released after the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit and the record breaking September 20 Climate Strike planetary protests led by teenage activist Greta Thunberg. The statement expresses solidarity with the youth and others working to challenge leaders, support for action and policies needed, and a call to the Dominican Family to commit to an ecological conversion as noted in Laudato Sí.
The International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace includes a friar and sister justice promoter from each of the five regions of the world, a representative of the nuns and Dominican Youth, and two representatives of the Dominican Laity. Its purpose is to promote and support justice and peace efforts in the Dominican Family.