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An online discussion May 23 as part of Laudato Si' Week brought together religious, Indigenous and academic voices to highlight the importance of biodiversity and ways to better ensure its protection.
Chopping down trees may seem counterintuitive to restoration, but when it's invasive trees, it helps protect biodiversity. Volunteers are helping with that at Headwaters Sanctuary, run by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
Bishops urge leaders to support a sustainable recovery from the pandemic, ensure fair access to vaccines and move quickly to halt biodiversity loss and meet Paris Agreement goals.
Climate, biodiversity, health and Indigenous people's rights are interconnected, church leaders say.