Catholic environmental activists in Africa are expressing grave concern after a group of bishops in Tanzania endorsed a proposed crude oil pipeline project, amid increasing calls to abandon fossil fuels to tackle climate changes.
Throughout Africa, the supply of secondhand clothing from Western countries far outpaces the demand, and the trade's environmental hazards extend into river, ocean, urban and forest ecosystems across the continent.
More than 31% of Citigroup shareholders supported a resolution brought by Catholic congregations that called for a review of the bank's financing policies around climate change and Indigenous rights. The vote took place April 25.
Perhaps the strongest message to emerge from Villanova University's April 18 Second Annual Anti-Poverty Symposium — "Unitas in Action: Fighting Poverty and Living Sustainably" — is that the intersection between poverty and environmental destruction is no coincidence. In the global chain of pollution and profit, poor communities are almost always adversely and disproportionately impacted.
Catholics advocates and agencies in Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Flint, Michigan are responding to water pollution in their communities. All three cities have had or continue to experience clean water issues due to things like chemical and radiation contamination and aging infrastructure across the country.
Catholic groups praised a United Nations' resolution adopted March 29 that calls on the International Court of Justice to outline countries' obligations for protecting the earth's climate, and the legal consequences they face if they don't carry these out.