March 15, 2018

GCCM Steering Committee member Mauricio Lopez helping organize Amazonian synod: New paths for the church and for an integral ecology

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has chosen the theme and appointed members of the preparatory council for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region, which will take place in Rome in October 2019.

March 12, 2018

Naomi Klein encourages us to look at the “glaring connections” between issues and build a movement with imagination and organizing, based on core values

The Vatican brought Naomi Klein in to speak shortly after publication of Laudato Si’. She continues to connect climate change to the total interconnection and the culture of caretaking that Pope Francis advocates.

March 12, 2018

Egalitarian societies didn’t just happen, they had a culture and ‘techniques’ that maintained it

All too often we re-create systems of dominance, control and extraction, so worth keeping in mind as we collaborate and build a movement to turn around and walk in another direction (metanoia) regarding our systemic use and dependence on fossil fuels, so we keep 1.5 C as the “no higher” bar for global warming.

March 8, 2018

Highlights from Faith and Joy, by Fr. Fernando Cardenal

Freedom from destitution. Five years later, the synthesis of “the Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice” was officially embraced by the Society of Jesus as the mandatory standard for all our apostolates.