Originally set for Oct. 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Laudato Si' Action Platform is now scheduled to begin its enrollment period on Nov. 14, with materials for the program available on its website.
Two Catholic cardinals defended Pope Francis' decision to approve a decree that bans priests from blessing same-sex unions, saying that the church needs to be clear in its teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman.
On Thursday faith groups called for governments and financial institutions to take 10 specific steps to accelerate action on climate change. More than 400 events were held in 42 countries as part of the multifaith day of action.
Experts and advocates warn that disabled people and communities of color in the U.S. are being left out of the early distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, even though the virus has disproportionately harmed them.
In the U.S., 2021 will mean a new president making up for four years of environmental deregulation under Trump. Globally, it means making up for missed Paris Agreement deadlines delayed by the pandemic.
The five-year mark for the Paris Agreement is no time to rejoice, but rather recognize "we're not doing well" in achieving its goals to curb greenhouse gas emissions and limit global climate change, top Vatican officials said this week.
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.