Eco Catholic: Pope Francis feels a responsibility to remind Christians of their obligation to safeguard creation, beginning with humans who are created in the likeness of God.
The second day of the three-day Loyola University Chicago Climate Change Conference began with a panel discussion on divestment from fossil fuels.
The Friday morning panel, titled “The Risks, Nuts, and Bolts of Divestment,” was chaired by Bruce Boyd, principal and senior managing director of Arabella Advisors, a company that works with foundations to improve planetary health and is now measuring global commitment to divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in alternative, clean energy sources.
Eco Catholic: "It's not just about signing a petition ... it's about changing my lifestyle a little bit and cutting back on my carbon footprint a little bit."
How can Jesuit institutions worldwide make a unified difference on climate change?
Eco Catholic: Catholics in the U.S. will fast Monday as part of an international campaign geared toward greater awareness of and unity on climate change.
Will Pope Francis be preaching to the choir on climate change when he releases his ecology-focused encyclical later this year?
A new study released Thursday by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication found that Catholics are more convinced than other Christians that global warming is occurring and are more supportive of policy action.
Drying livestock carcasses and anguished faces of hungry women and children have become a common feature here as droughts increase due to climate change.
But now, in an effort to fight hunger, the Roman Catholic church is making 3,000 acres of church-owned land available for commercial farming.
“We want to produce food, create employment and improve quality of life for the people,” said Fr. Celestino Bundi, Kenya’s national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies.
Offering a possible glimpse into the upcoming papal encyclical on ecology, a top Vatican official stated that disagreements over the cause of climate change do not preclude the need for action, and that religion plays a vital role in bringing about meaningful and lasting solutions.
Eco Catholic: "No one is exempt from either the impacts of climate change or our moral responsibility to act in solidarity with one another to address this global concern."
What if it is true that it would cost less to resolve poverty than it does to sustain it? What if the same was true of the environmental crisis?
Paul Krugman of The New York Times seems to think so. But he is “just” a brilliant economist.
What if the time of God was closer and simpler than we think? “The time,” he always says, “is nigh.” But then, Jesus is “just a messiah.”