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

July 28th, 2015

Science: Earth Climate Observational Data from 2014

Scientists from the American Meteorological Society and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have produced an annual State of the Climate report for each of the last 25 years, many of which have broken records for the hottest year for which data exist.  The report is based on contributions from 413 scientists from 58 countries […]

July 27th, 2015

Addiction and a Spiritual Tipping Point

Today, Rhett Engelking, Director of Franciscan Earth Corps writes about common patterns of addiction he has observed in developed countries, particularly the US prior to his work leading ecological programs at the Franciscan Action Network. Prior to my work with the Franciscan Action Network, I worked as a therapist at a residential psychiatric treatment hospital. When […]

July 26th, 2015

Cardinal Turkson Supports Climate Petition in Bolivia

September 28th update: Cardinal Turkson talked about GCCM in a speech in Boston (full text in Radio Vaticana): “Internationally, the Global Catholic Climate Movement has organized a petition to international leaders urging that they support an international climate agreement that “drastically cuts carbon emissions and aids the world’s poor in coping with climate change impacts.” […]

July 26th, 2015

Webinar Series to Discuss Laudato Si’ and Implementation Around the World

The Global Catholic Climate Movement is in the process of setting up bi-monthly or weekly webinars reflecting on Laudato Si’ and sharing and discussing implementation strategies at all levels.  The series will be held at a recurring date and time so that it is easy to find, and will include both discussion and presentation formats. Presentations will […]

July 17th, 2015

CAN and CYNESA Tanzania – Climate Change March

On 12th July, The Climate Action Network Tanzania (CAN Tanzania) organized a climate change march to raise awareness on climate change and climate justice and to support a global day of action demanding governments to have a clear plan for funding a sustainable future. The theme of the march was ‘To Promote Clean Energy for […]

July 16th, 2015

El llamado ineludible de la Encíclica “Laudato Si” para toda la humanidad para una transformación desde la: Metanoia, Alteridad y la Parresía

“… si ya no hablamos el lenguaje de la fraternidad y de la belleza en nuestra relación con el mundo, nuestras actitudes serán las del dominador, del consumidor o del mero explotador de recursos, incapaz de poner un límite a sus intereses inmediatos” Encíclica del Papa Francisco, Laudato Si. No. 11 La humanidad toda gime con dolores de […]

July 16th, 2015

With Zero Accountability, Big Oil Wringing Profit from Developing Countries

The $1.55 trillion in ‘lost’ oil revenues represents five times the existing funding gap for 42 of the world’s poorest countries in both education and health, says Oxfam America Thanks to “foot dragging by the Securities and Exchange Commission” combined with “aggressive lobbying and legal challenges by oil industry laggards,” a U.S. law meant to […]

July 16th, 2015

World Leaders Reach Development Agreement at UN Summit

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Heads of state and high-level government officials reached a global development agreement during the Third Annual Financing for Development Conference. Negotiations reached a sticking point over a global tax body that would propose global tax policies to assist the developing world in raising new revenues. The agreement does focus on significantly […]

July 14th, 2015

El Papa habla del cuidado de la naturaleza en un país mega diverso, Ecuador

El pueblo ecuatoriano, marcado por una profunda religiosidad y diversidad étnica, que se asienta en cuatro grandes regiones naturales: Costa, Sierra, Amazonía y Galápagos, esperaba con ansias la llegada del segundo Sumo Pontífice que pisaría sus tierras.  Los voluntarios del Movimiento Católico Mundial por el Clima se sumaron a esta inmensa alegría recolectando firmas para […]

July 12th, 2015

Eucharist Demands the Logic of Love

The Eucharist is a missionary sacrament that calls people to give all they are and have to God, seek his blessing and take his love to the world, Pope Francis said at the opening Mass for Bolivia’s national Eucharistic congress. Obeying Jesus’s command to “do this in memory of me”, he said, “demands exchange, encounter […]

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