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: "Certain things are sacrosanct, and a direct attack on coal is just not going to work in West Virginia."
Eco Catholic: The transition from fossil fuels urged by Pope Francis is already underway in Appalachia, Catholics in the region say..
Eco Catholic: The reality of life without coal has become a pressing issue overdue for real discussion, said a West Virginia priest.
Nearly every state across America has activities underway related to Pope Francis’ encyclical, "Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home." That includes California, where lawmakers are in the final stages of debating two bills aimed at addressing climate change and reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
I’m a fifth-generation Iowa farmer. Recently, I’ve been thinking about the Garden of Eden while spending time in my own gardens and fields. It has to do with the weather.
Ten years ago Marianist Sr. Leanne Jablonski experienced a “face to face” epiphany about the realities of climate change. She was teaching at Chaminade University of Honolulu, one of her religious community’s schools.
“We already knew the ice was melting,” recalled Jablonski, who holds a doctorate in global climate change and plant physiological ecology from McGill University in Montreal.
Last Sunday, I joined more than 300,000 people in New York City for possibly the largest demonstration for environmental causes in history, the People’s Climate March.
In addition to bringing together people from across classes, across races and across the globe, the event served as a great interfaith rallying point. Christian clergy, rabbis, imams and a variety of lay folks from many faith traditions boarded and walked beside a large replica of Noah’s Ark, which featured the words: “We are all Noah now.”
Eco Catholic: "This is a path for the University of Dayton to move forward and live up to mission," Dayton president Daniel Curran said.
Why should Catholic institutions consider divestment from fossil fuels?
That question stoked a 40-minute discussion Monday night among scholars during a webinar exploring Catholic perspectives on divestment and reinvestment.