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December 13th, 2017

After Years of Pressure, World Bank to Drastically Curb Funding of Fossil Fuels

After Years of Pressure, World Bank to Drastically Curb Funding of Fossil Fuels

Thank you, CIDSE, ChristianAid, and CAFOD, was it?  And GCCM supporting!  “The World Bank’s announcement today is an important milestone; but more still needs to be done,” says 350.org. At the Climate Action 2016, after Rachel Kyte mentioned that distributed renewables (solar) was 3x cheaper and more efficient than conventional sources and grid extension in […]


December 12th, 2017

Prophetic cry from the desert, from La Croix

Prophetic cry from the desert, from La Croix

 9 Dec 2017 by Gabriel Ringlet in La Croix The Hebrew Quara speaks indeed of the prophetic cry of the inspired one. The Arabic Qur’an(Coran) means, literally, “the shout”. He shouts in the desert. But in contrast to what the popular expression suggests, he does not shout in the void. Everything is overturned and the desert becomes crowded, […]


December 12th, 2017

“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks!”

“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks!”

Our readings on this third Sunday of Advent call us to rejoice! We are called and challenged to be the prophets for our world today, to live with engagement and vitality so as to be witnesses of God’s love. Our readings on this third Sunday of Advent call us to rejoice! We are called and challenged to […]


December 9th, 2017

Stay awake!

Stay awake!

Joe Kruse from the Minneapolis Catholic Worker and the CTA 20/30 group and studies theology at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.  He contributed the piece below, his reflection on Poland, in advance of the COP meeting there next year! Read the full lectionary passages here. “Be constantly on the watch! Stay awake!  You do […]


December 2nd, 2017

To be in Advent means to be aware, alive, attentive, alert, anticipating. Advent is, above all else, a call to full consciousness and a forewarning about the high price of consciousness

To be in Advent means to be aware, alive, attentive, alert, anticipating. Advent is, above all else, a call to full consciousness and a forewarning about the high price of consciousness

Today we consider Fr. Richard Rohr’s advice, in light of Pope Francis’ recent wisdom and advice to those acting on climate change, to avoid the “perverse attitudes” of resignation, indifference, denial of science, and faith in inadequate solutions.  He reminds us that Jesus taught that the “reign of God” or the “kingdom of God” asks a […]


November 21st, 2017

Now our minds are one…A Thanksgiving Address

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address Words Before All Else: Greetings to the Natural World The Thanksgiving Address (the Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen) is the central prayer and invocation for the Haudenosaunee (also known as the Iroquois Confederacy or Six Nations — Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora). It reflects their relationship of giving thanks for life and the world around them. The […]


November 20th, 2017

CIDSE and partners lay out guidance for Catholic climate action

CIDSE and partners lay out guidance for Catholic climate action

Climate Action for the Common Good encourages us and our governments to ask searching questions about our plans to tackle climate change; i.e., whether our plans match the scale and scope of the challenge, if we are planning with the participation of all people, and how we can transition to a zero-carbon world while addressing poverty and […]

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