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July 24th, 2017

Bishop of Paris criticizes the advent of a society based on idols – a society of money. How do we transmit our value of commitment and solidarity?

This interview will almost certainly be one of the Bishop’s last media appearances before he reaches the retirement age of 75 in November. The Church “is experiencing a period of rupture between the legacy of a post-Christian society and the advent of a society based on idols – a society of money”. “The challenge for […]


July 24th, 2017

In gratitude for the micro-commons where I live

What are the micro-commons in your place? By David Bollier, 24 July 2017 When I walk my dog Jackson along a burbling brook, I always smile when I pass the Bunny House.  It’s like greeting a familiar leprechaun in the forest.  The “house” is a small wooden box with a shingled roof, sitting atop a […]


July 9th, 2017

Climate Change and Loss as if People Mattered: Loss beyond the limits of adaptation

Climate Change and Loss as if People Mattered, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.476/full The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is seeking to prepare for losses arising from climate change. This is an emerging issue that challenges climate science and policy to engage more deeply with values, places, and people’s experiences. We first provide insight into the UNFCCC […]


July 9th, 2017

Ensuring Fulfillment of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Implementation of the SDGs

Statement of indigenous peoples in the Philippines presented to the representatives of UN bodies and government agencies during the celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2016, August 9-11, 2016. Preamble We, 75 indigenous men and women from 29 indigenous peoples’ groups from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have gathered at the University […]


July 9th, 2017

Leading Catholic scientists calling for halving emissions each decade

A plan to halve carbon emissions every decade, while green energy continues to double every five years, provides a simple but rigorous roadmap to tackle climate change, scientists say ‘In the last decade, the share of renewables in the energy sector has doubled every 5.5 years. If doubling continues at this pace fossil fuels will […]


July 9th, 2017

“This is what it is to be Christian: to illumine, to be of help in seeing that both the message and people are not corrupted. if the salt becomes tasteless, without strength – if it weakens – the testimony will be weak.”

“This is what it is to be Christian: to illumine, to be of help in seeing that both the message and people are not corrupted – to preserve as salt does; but, if the light is hidden, if the salt becomes tasteless, without strength – if it weakens – the testimony will be weak. ” […]


July 9th, 2017

Catholics are working on making the shift in these cities – are you, where you live?

Inventories of jurisdictions of cities with 100% renewable energy (RE) targets. Global 100%RE Map (Global) Go 100% Renewable Energy Map (Global) Institute for Local Self-Reliance Community Power Map (US) Sierra Club Ready for 100 (US) Track0 Cities & Regions (Global) PLANS AND STRATEGIES Here are some excellent examples of 100% RE (or similar) strategies and plans from a variety of […]


July 9th, 2017

Great Barrier Reef worth £33bn to Australia and supports too many jobs to be allowed to die, says new study

  The reef is the largest living structure on Earth CREDIT: EPA/JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY/EPA/JAMES COOK UNIVERSITYAgence France-Presse Telegraph UK, 26 JUNE 2017  Australia’s under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth AU$56 billion (£33 billion) and as an ecosystem and economic driver is “too big to fail”, a new study has revealed. The World Heritage-listed reef is the largest living […]


July 9th, 2017

Peabody Energy’s Global War on Children, by Dick Russell

Thank you to Dick Russell, for sharing his Chapter 7! Go to the website of the world’s largest publicly-traded coal company, and the faces of children abound.  Some 28 employees from Peabody Energy’s St. Louis headquarters take part in a Junior Achievement day at a local elementary school, bringing a curriculum aimed at encouraging the […]


July 8th, 2017

“Behold I make all things new.” “Five Pillars of a New World Building,” Ignatian Spirituality and Peace, a Path to Peace with Justice and Justainability

Ignatian Spirituality and Peace, a Path to Peace with Justice and Justainability “Behold I make all things new.” “Five Pillars of a New World Building,” explored in a video by Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., director emeritus of Peace and Justice Programs at Xavier University.  As we envision and work toward a better world, let us […]

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