If we approach the climate crisis from the place of love, a spiritual perspective, a woman's perspective — a perspective that honors the Earth's body, its biodiversity and its own healing capacity — many more possibilities open up.
There is a growing demand for climate action. But that is not what the world got from the United Nations mid-year climate talks. Many observers and party delegates were dissatisfied with the process and the outcomes.
I've been thinking about hearts, their great diversity of shapes, sizes and sounds. My thoughts turn to God's creative whimsy. And when a heart ceases to beat, a piece of what God envisioned fades away and is lost.
"Safe and just" boundaries for planetary health would protect not just the average person, but the person who is most vulnerable to disaster. American Catholics are called to lead the response to this science.