Catholic perspectives on climate change and our responsibility to care for creation.

September 17th, 2017

Re-learning from the Irish Potato Famine, the response, and Lincoln: ‘When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.’

By Jeremy Deaton, Originally published on Nexus Media, 16 Sep 2017 The Great Hunger was a humanitarian disaster. Economic inequality and rampant xenophobia made it dramatically worse. This may feel like a uniquely precarious moment in our nation’s history. Xenophobia is dominating our politics at the same time climate change threatens to spur mass migration from […]

September 16th, 2017

We love and thank the prophets in our midst, and encourage more to step up!

Forwarded by our dear Pablo Canziani, GCCM Steering Committee and IPCC member, from Fr. Richard Rohr’s daily meditation/blog at the Center for Contemplation and Action  Giving thanks for the prophets in our midst, from Marianne Comfort’s husband Ted Conwell/Climate Action and their regular actions in front of banks investing in fossil fuels, to sisters building […]

September 16th, 2017

God writes straight with crooked lines, and some are watching and learning: How an unlikely partnership turned a barren landscape into a lush forest in Costa Rica

By Marlene Cimons. Originally published on Nexus Media. 16 Sept 2017 How Food Waste Turned A Barren Landscape In Costa Rica Into A Lush Forest Orange isn’t just the new black. It’s also the new green. Twenty years ago, an orange juice producer dumped thousands of tons of orange peels and pulp onto a barren section of […]

September 14th, 2017

God’s abundance rises from the commons cultivated by cultures and systems of generosity, reciprocity, and profound integrity

Christian groups co-draft and express their resolution in the face of systems of exclusion, supremacy and domination.  See full THEOLOGICAL DECLARATION ON CHRISTIAN FAITH AND WHITE SUPREMACY below this summary excerpt: As members of the church, we are called to speak with a unified prophetic voice in the face of colonizing empire. Our primary allegiance must be […]

September 14th, 2017

Moral maps at the 10 year anniversary of the rights of indigenous (dominated) peoples, embedded racism, slavery, domination and fossil fuel systems continue

The South Doesn’t Own Slavery (It’s the whole country and systems of stealing, slavery and domination)  By Tiya Milessept, 11 Sept 2017 The violent furor that erupted this summer over the removal of Confederate monuments in several cities was a stark reminder that Americans remain trapped in the residue of slavery and racial violence. In […]

September 13th, 2017

PeoplesHub to help local organizing

Sarah VanGelder, Yes! Magazine PeoplesHub: Coming Soon to Your Community ANNOUNCING: A start-up venture to bring skills and mentoring to communities all over the country who are making change where they live. PeoplesHub will build on the kinds of stories featured in “The Revolution Where You Live,” and YES! Magazine. But we’ll take it one step further by teaching the skills and strategies for making powerful […]

September 12th, 2017

What Will Happen To Indian Subcontinent’s ~2 Billion People As Temperatures Soar? provides more: “About 30% of the population across the region would be exposed to the scalding temperatures, up from 0% at present, the report added. The densely populated, rural farming regions of the subcontinent could be hit the hardest, where workers are exposed to heat with little or no chance to retreat to air-conditioning. … […]

September 11th, 2017

“All of us have a … moral responsibility,” Pope says about climate change and needed action. Also, we should extend our pro-life values

By Joshua J. McElwee, NCRonline, 11 Sep 2017 Pope Francis questions Trump’s pro-life values over decision to end DACA. This article appears in the Francis in Colombia feature series. View the full series. Also Breaking News: Vatican changes church law governing liturgical translations. Read the full story. ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM COLOMBIA — Pope Francis has questioned President Donald Trump’s […]

September 11th, 2017

One woman tackles the “throwaway society”

© Bulk Market From Treehugger Katherine Martinko (@feistyredhair) Zero waste grocery store opens in London  Living / Green Home September 8, 2017 Share on Facebook Bulk Market in Hackney is a destination for zero wasters, locavores, and nostalgic seniors who love using refillable jars. The zero waste shopping movement is on the upswing, with yet another plastic- and package-free store […]

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