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October 26th, 2015

The Philippines Symbol: Leading GCCM and Suffering the Worst Climate Impacts

October 24 – The Philippines is such a symbolic country for our movement. On one hand, Filipinos are leading our movement by collecting more than half of our 200,000 signatures to the Catholic Climate Petition. The Filipino Church is incredibly mobilized, collecting signatures in hundreds of parishes all over the country. World leaders will meet in the U.N. […]


October 26th, 2015

Presidents of bishops conferences worldwide ask for decarbonization, care for the poor, and common good in dramatic appeal aimed at climate talks in Paris

An appeal from the six continental Associations of Bishops’ Conferences,  along with leaders of national conferences in the United States and Canada and of the Catholic patriarchs of the Orient outlines 10 points of a successful agreement in Paris, including: one that is “just and legally binding,” links climate change to social injustice and exclusion, with […]


October 26th, 2015

“Until that day” – by Patrick Carolan

This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. Pope Francis said: “The feasts of All Saints and All Souls are “days of hope.” The virtue of “hope is like a bit of leaven that enlarges your soul.” In Laudato Si Pope Francis tells us: “All it takes is one good person to restore hope!” […]


October 25th, 2015

Laudato Si’ – A story of right relationships, by Sr. Pat Siemen, OP, JD

“It’s all a question of story,” wrote Thomas Berry. “We are in trouble now because we do not have a good story .. . . and the old story, the account of how we fit into it, is no longer effective. We have not yet learned the new story.”  Patricia Siemen, OP, JD,  and author […]


October 24th, 2015

Is your parish or diocese in an area with high wind potential? Free 1 km resolution data now available online

The Global Wind Atlas provides free wind resource data at one-kilometre resolution. Prior to this release, global wind data was only publically available at 10-kilometre resolution or poorer, which resulted in underestimations, increased risk and increased costs for wind energy planners. “Wind energy potential across the globe is vast, but the upfront costs of measuring […]


October 24th, 2015

Laudato Si’ in Schools

The schoolyard and classroom play an important role in nurturing core ecological values. Environmental education is particularly vital, as it shapes how our younger generation care for our common home. In Laudato si’, Pope Francis highlights the important role that education plays: There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little […]


October 23rd, 2015

154 religious leaders from different faith groups send message to UNFCCC and negotiators

154 religious leaders from different faith groups send message to UNFCCC and negotiators

  Today a statement signed by 154 religious leaders from different faith groups has been handed over to the Executive Director of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres.  Some have been fasting on the first day of every month, with others in their faith communities and as an interfaith effort. While […]


October 23rd, 2015

African Bishops Join GCCM, Advocate for 1.5 C Limit to Global Warming

The Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) is a Catholic service organization for the National Episcopal Conferences of the eight countries of Eastern Africa, namely Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.  They have formally joined the Global Catholic Climate Movement and are advocating for action to transition to renewable energy and […]

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