Brian Roewe is NCR environment correspondent. Much of his reporting appears at EarthBeat, NCR's new journalism initiative on faith and climate change. He has covered environmental issues for NCR since 2011. His reporting has earned multiple honors, most recently at the 2020 Religion News Association awards. Brian began with NCR in November 2011, and is a graduate of Saint Louis University and Rockhurst University.

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As Economy of Francesco ends, pope calls on the young to chart a new development model

On the final day of the Economy of Francesco conference, Pope Francis encouraged participants to respond to "the urgent need for a different economic narrative," while the young adults attending laid out their own ideas for what that vision is.

Economy of Francesco imagines an inclusive, sustainable world

More than 2,000 young economists and entrepreneurs from 120 countries are meeting to formulate a new economic vision that deemphasizes growth and profit and prioritizes justice, equity and caring for the poor and the common planetary home.

42 Catholic institutions to divest from fossil fuels, bring total to over 200

For the second time in 2020, more than 40 faith-based organizations committed to avoiding investments in fossil fuels, pushing the number of Catholic groups making such public pledges to over 200.

Early reactions to McCarrick report cite its significance to the church

As the public sifted through the dense and detailed document on ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, abuse survivors and their advocates called it an important moment that must lead to further action and investigations.