Presidential hopefuls arriving in Iowa should expect to engage in “an open and honest conversation” about climate change, according to one of the state’s bishops.
"The denial of climate change is no longer a quest of scientific truth but it is an effort to protect private interests against those of the common good."
Global Sisters Report: Although we have known about an impending climate crisis for some time, we have done little to change our course of direction.
Author and environmental activist Bill McKibben almost didn’t make it to Ireland last week for a climate justice conference in Maynooth.
Flooding at a New York airport nearly derailed his trip, he explained June 23 at the “Meeting the Challenge of Climate Justice: From Evidence to Action” international climate conference co-hosted by Trócaire (the Irish bishops’ development agency), Maynooth University and St. Patrick’s College Maynooth.
Eco Catholic: A two-day conference on climate change underlined that the debate around climate science is over and the current issue is how to do something about it.
Religious leaders from across the globe led a “Many Faiths -- One Planet” march to the Vatican on Sunday to show their support of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking environmental encyclical.
Organizers estimated a crowd of 5,000 people reached St. Peter’s Square to celebrate the pontiff’s tough stance on climate change, after parading through Rome under a canopy of painted banners. The march was endorsed by the United Nations and a number of Catholic organizations, including Catholic Action and the Global Catholic Climate Movement
More than a week out, we can look back and see the ripples caused by the drop of Pope Francis' timely encyclical letter on care for our common home. The bishop of Rome has made just enough waves to leave the world asking: Could this be the thing that brings people of faith and nonreligious together?
I've already reflected on the prophetic edge of Ladauto Si'; now I'd like to balance that reflection by considering its extraordinary positive contribution to Christian spirituality. I'll do so with a mind to its audience -- or, as the case may be, its audiences.
One in five seminaries and theological institutions in North America surveyed offer courses on faith and the environment and the number appears to be growing, a study by a Jerusalem-based interfaith environmental group found.
At the conclusion of, in his own words, “this lengthy reflection,” Pope Francis proposes in the final pages of “Laudato Si’, on Care for our Common Home” two prayers for the earth community. Both have taken a powerful hold on Notre Dame School Sr. Kathleen Storms’ heart.
“Wouldn’t it be interesting, if we used these prayers as a Creed?” she said.
A dip into those last pages of the 184-page environmental encyclical reveals the deep allure and poignancy of Francis’ words in “A prayer for our earth”: