Eco Catholic: Donald Trump's election has already had negative implications for many, but it is also a threat to our planet — to life on earth as we know it.
Pope Francis said that economic development projects on lands that have historically belonged to indigenous peoples should be subject to the “prior and informed consent” of those peoples, in remarks that could be applied to the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline in the United States.
Eco Catholic: Notre Dame de Namur University honored alumnae Dorothy Stang and Berta Caceres, both slain activists, during a candlelight vigil Thursday on its Belmont, Calif., campus.
Eco Catholic: Contrary to what is stated in Laudato Sí, I don't see a "lack of interest" — in me or in anyone else in seeking solutions to the environmental crisis.
The go-ahead to the Dakota Access Pipeline may put the movement "back to square one," but Catholics, citing social teachings, intend to keep in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux.
"We are a sovereign nation and we will fight to protect our water and sacred places," tribe chairman says after the Dakota Access Pipeline receives final permit for construction.
Eco Catholic: The dawn of Trump's presidency has offered much to rattle the nerves of environmental advocates, who called on Catholics to mobilize their faith into action at all levels.
Drought in Eastern Africa: In Thatha, about 93 miles northeast of Nairobi, a severe drought has left many families without food, water and pasture for their livestock. "The rains are our greatest disappointment," Agnes Mwikali, a 40-year-old mother said. "Every season, we plant our seeds and watch the crops germinate, only for the rains to leave before they mature."
Eco Catholic: Ranchers on the border are making some of the most interesting arguments about "border control." They don't think the border wall is ecologically wise.
Eco Catholic: We in the realm of environmental concern often have a simultaneous sense of needing to do more while knowing we also need to do less.