The Sisters of Loretto, the Sisters of Charity, and the Mt. Tabor Benedictine Sisters in Kentucky are among the many orders of nuns across the United States dedicated to social and environmental activism as part of their religious commitment. For example, Sister Ceciliana Skees and other sisters from Loretto resisted the Bluegrass Pipeline from being built on their land and they continue to protect their community from natural gas pipeline construction. Photo credit: Laura Michele Diener