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November 14th, 2017

Pontifical Academy of Sciences boldly states the need to act NOW, get off of fossil fuels for our vehicles and power, preserve “the very fabric of life on earth”

Thank you to Trudi Jenny for sending this in! The Pontifical Academy of Sciences met Nov 2-4 at the Vatican and published a report which clearly states the urgency of and our responsibility for addressing climate change. The first paragraph boldly states the magnitude of the problem and the need to act NOW: ”With unchecked […]


November 14th, 2017

Over 15,000 Scientists Give a ‘Second Notice’ to Humanity and Echo Pope Francis’ Call to Address Inequality and Environmental Needs

Over 15,000 Scientists Give a ‘Second Notice’ to Humanity and Echo Pope Francis’ Call to Address Inequality and Environmental Needs

Reassessing warning issued 25 years ago, the scientists’ “second notice” to humanity warns of “widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss” unless business-as-usual is upended “Humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere,” over 15,000 scientists warned in a letter published Monday. (Photo: NASA) Over 15,000 scientists hailing from more than […]


November 10th, 2017

Holy See “cannot be cooperating with practice harmful to health” such as smoking, says Vatican spokesperson. Pope Francis bans sale of cigarettes in the Vatican.

Holy See “cannot be cooperating with practice harmful to health” such as smoking, says Vatican spokesperson. Pope Francis bans sale of cigarettes in the Vatican.

By La Croix International editorial staff, 10 Nov 2017 A view of St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City. /  Wikipedia Pope Francis has banned the sale of cigarettes in the Vatican, due to concerns over the health damage caused by smoking. A statement released on November 9 by Greg Burke, director of the Holy See […]


November 8th, 2017

What are the Pope, Cardinal Turkson and scientists saying about the action and transition needed?

What are the Pope, Cardinal Turkson and scientists saying about the action and transition needed?

Catholics, Capitalism and Climate – Cardinal Turkson interprets Pope Francis Cardinal Turkson’s Address on the Moral Challenges to Business and Society Cardinal Turkson’s comments at Davos, on Business Cardinal Turkson stresses importance of business embracing the common good rather than profit Rising risks face by those in the Americas advocating for land, territory and environment […]


November 6th, 2017

Jerry Brown calls for more faith, prophecy, and combining it with the technical and the scientific and the political to bring about the societal shifts needed

Jerry Brown calls for more faith, prophecy, and combining it with the technical and the scientific and the political to bring about the societal shifts needed

Californian governor says climate change problem goes beyond Trump; Jerry Brown tells Vatican event religious leaders need to become more involved. La Croix International editorial staff, Vatican City, 6 Nov 2017 Governor Jerry Brown and other members of President Barack Obama’s Climate Task Force busy discussing climate change and California’s drought at a media conference February […]


November 6th, 2017

DeChristopher delivers sobering climate talk, says the false assumptions that people hold about their relationship to nature are central to apathy about climate change.

DeChristopher delivers sobering climate talk, says the false assumptions that people hold about their relationship to nature are central to apathy about climate change.

By Josh PURTELL OCT 26, 2017 Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher came to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science on Tuesday to speak about the current state of the environmental movement. DeChristopher, the co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, spoke about popular perceptions of environmentalism, focusing on the ways in which people make sense […]


October 31st, 2017

Catholic contribution to the intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

Catholic (CIDSE, FOCSIV, Trocaire, et al) Contribution to the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights for their third session, 23–27 October 2017 CIDSE welcomes the elements for the international legally-binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (hereafter referred to […]


October 31st, 2017

The Makings of a More Human Economy: We must now forge an ambitious but common-sense design of an economy purposed to benefit the 99 percent, not the one percent.

By Winnie Byanyima  An ambitious new Commission on Global Economic Transformation cochaired by Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz launches. I am honoured to join it on behalf of Oxfam. The Commission heralds a new confidence about the rules and governance our global economy needs. “Far from rejecting globalisation, we need governments to cooperate with each other – and […]


October 31st, 2017

Thank you, CIDSE, for your work on landgrabbing, extractive industries, indigenous rights, agro-ecology and the shifts we need for care and justice!

We are very grateful for CIDSE’s continued work in the important area of care of the earth, people, and carbon reduction through agroecology! The Telegraph 19 October 2017 This month, from 25 – 27 October, CIDSE will participate in the First Agroecology Europe Forum, to be held in Lyon, France. Agroecology Europe is an association which […]

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