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."
NCR Today: A joint letter to Trump and congressional leaders voiced concern for "the refugee, the mother at risk, the unborn child" and others, as well as climate change.
The petition, drafted by the Catholic Climate Covenant, appeals for the president-elect "to demonstrate bold leadership" in addressing climate change.
Eco Catholic: At COP22, thrilling African groups showed the light, embracing the notion that real people have to be involved in big policies. Participation is crucial.
The Field Hospital: In addition to providing its twin parish with solar lamps that improve safety, the Ocala, Fla., parish also raised funds for a new church.
Eco Catholic: “Sub-national” was the hopeful strategic word of the day during the second week of the United Nations climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco.
Eco Catholic: The students plan to call their elected representatives in Congress Friday to prevent an appointment of Myron Ebell, a known climate skeptic.
NCR Today: There are many aspects of the emerging presidency that are scary, prejudicial and downright ignorant, but the most dangerous may be those that deny the reality of climate change.
Eco Catholic: The United Nations climate change conference, held this year in Marrakech, Morocco, is set to close on Friday.
Eco Catholic: The United States plays a key leadership role in the kind of policies we enact at home and advocate internationally.