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August 19th, 2017

More learning and organizing: Small teams and networks of those with insight: help people create knowledge, not just share it

By John Hagel and John Seeley Brown for HBR.com Many leaders see organizational learning simply as sharing existing knowledge. This isn’t surprising given that this is the primary focus of educational institutions, training programs, and leadership development courses. It’s the “sage on the stage” model, in which an expert shares what they know with those […]


August 18th, 2017

GCCM participates in the Pre-Congress of Laity in the Bolivarian Region to deepen the Letter from Pope Francis to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America

At the invitation of the Department of Vocations and Ministries of the Latin American Episcopal Council, GCCM participated in the Pre-Congress of Laity in the Bolivarian Region, held between 8 and 10 August in Lima, Peru, to deepen the Letter from Pope Francis to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. Participants in the Pre-Congress of […]


August 15th, 2017

Oceania bishops stress the fundamental importance of sustainability that looks way beyond any perceived short-term economic windfall. We look to the common good and thus advocate for an integrated approach to development, where local customary practices are respected and communities are assisted to grow employment opportunities

Bishops uphold a model of development that respects the fundamental importance of sustainability that looks way beyond any perceived short-term economic windfall.  “We are not ‘anti-development.’ We look to the common good and thus advocate for an integrated approach to development, where local customary practices are respected and communities are assisted to grow employment opportunities.” […]


August 10th, 2017

GoodLands could help Catholic leaders work together on problems, including poverty, hunger, climate change, and gross inequity

Cross-posted from the Boston Globe. ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE Molly Burhans used cutting-edge GIS software to map the global Catholic church. By Lisa Wangsness Globe Staff August 02, 2017 As a priest ushered Molly Burhans into the Apostolic Palace in May 2016, she strode past famous 16th-century maps painted for the papal residence. Maybe, she thought, […]


August 5th, 2017

The wealthiest are causing climate change. If you are at the top, fly less. If you aren’t, get involved in policymaking!

What are the wealthiest doing to cause climate change? #1 is likely tilting the economic power in their countries toward their own wealth-production and away from the common good, including public education, health care, and clean energy.   Excerpt from David Roberts on Vox.com July 2017 Paul Hawken’s new project Drawdown draws on peer-reviewed science pointing to educating […]


August 5th, 2017

CAFOD and others: coal is causing harm and needs to be phased out ASAP

Excerpt from David Roberts at Vox.com and CAFOD on ending energy poverty — coal’s not going to do it and must be phased out ASAP Don’t be swayed by the advertising — check out the real details below. Here’s Peabody Energy, calling “advanced coal” a solution to energy poverty: Man, biking, dreams of coal. (Peabody Energy) Here’s […]


August 3rd, 2017

How communities around the world are challenging mainstream energy systems

Community energy is a global phenomenon. These initiatives to supplying a local community with its renewable energy flourish all around the world. Here is the example of Pingala in Sydney, Australia.  What more can we do as Catholics?  What are your thoughts? Email marie (at) catholicnetwork.us Preferred electric for all new and used cars, at […]


August 2nd, 2017

How pro-life are we? For temperatures above 20°C, a 1°C increase in a single day’s temperature causes 70 suicides, on average, during India’s agricultural growing season

An excerpt from EcoWatch and Oil Change International, 1 August 2017 The first academic paper estimated that rising temperatures in India linked to climate change may have contributed to the deaths of 60,000 people over the last three decades. As temperatures warm, crops then fail, which in turn pushes farmers into a deadly spiral of poverty and debt. Eventually, […]

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