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

July 30th, 2015

Catholic and Evangelical Leaders in US Call for Urgent Action on Climate

We have a unique responsibility to promote sustainable development, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and build a thriving culture of life that protects human dignity. At their core, climate change and air pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels are pro-life issues. The toxic pollution released from coal-fired plants and chemicals spewing into […]

July 28th, 2015

Addressing Energy Poverty

Fossil fuel pollution is killing people in poor communities Fossil fuels make it hard to breathe, particularly for the poor who live in cities and neighborhoods with the worst air pollution. There are over 600,000 pre-mature deaths each year in India alone due to air pollution driven by the burning of fossil fuels. Air pollution […]

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 […]

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