Alex Mikulich is an anti-racist Roman Catholic social ethicist and activist. He is author of Unlearning White Supremacy: A Spirituality for Racial Liberation, forthcoming from Orbis Books in spring 2022.

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To heal the Earth, we must begin by sowing seeds of life

Commentary: Tempting as it may be, we need not resort to apocalyptic cynicism. Our greatest hope for the life of Mother Earth is in our own rootedness in her awesome regenerative life systems.


These 5 economic policy changes would help us live in harmony with God's gift of life

Five public policy areas could facilitate a shift from a destructive growth economy toward a "circular" economy that regenerates cycles of nature and the Earth by eliminating waste and pollution, and reusing, repairing and recycling products and materials.


Laudato Si' calls us to radical abundance through economic 'degrowth'

Commentary: We tend not to see how economic growth delivers diminishing returns. Degrowth provides another way, one in harmony with diverse ecologies that serve the full flourishing of our human and nonhuman kin.


Reimagine faithful citizenship, restore the common good

Decolonizing Faith and Society: The U.S. bishops' "Faithful Citizenship" never discusses assaults on the U.S. Constitution or how the president consistently undermines Catholic moral principles.