Brian Roewe is an NCR staff writer and reporter for EarthBeat, its new initiative on climate change. He has covered environmental issues for NCR since 2011. His reporting has earned multiple honors, most recently at the 2019 Catholic Press Awards. Brian began with NCR in November 2011, and is a graduate of Saint Louis University and Rockhurst University.

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Amazon church creates new conference to implement synod proposals

Catholic leaders in the Amazon formed a new church body that will head up implementing the proposals put forward last year at the Vatican's special synod on the Amazon.

Equip future teachers to address race, privilege in classrooms, say Notre Dame grads

Alumni and current students of the University of Notre Dame's Catholic education program are calling for reforms to better equip future teachers to understand and address issues of race, power and privilege in the classroom.

Catholic university leaders call for their institutions to address systemic racism

Heads of nine African American studies programs at Catholic universities are calling their institutions to "conversion" to take meaningful actions to address systemic racism and more fully support people of color on their campuses.

Racism in pollution and policing: A conversation with Robert Bullard, father of environmental justice

Robert Bullard is no stranger to how racism pollutes everyday life in America. The professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Houston's Texas Southern University has watched closely as America again confronts its long record on racism. His decades of study make it clear that racism goes deeper than policing — it plays out in housing, food access, development and the environments where we live.

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