DR Congo: Government Lifts Moratorium on Forest Exploitation
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DR Congo: Government Lifts Moratorium on Forest Exploitation

The country director of Rainforest Foundation Norway in the DRC, Kevin Siasia, said that the decision of the Congolese government to lift the moratorium on forest concessions in force in the DRC since 2002 was taken in haste. In an interview with Radio Okapi on Friday, July 24, Kevin Siasia said that lifting the moratorium…

DR Congo: Cardinal Ambongo on Protecting the World’s Second Largest Rainforest
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DR Congo: Cardinal Ambongo on Protecting the World’s Second Largest Rainforest

“It is certainly impossible to avoid the use of products from nature in general and the Congo Basin in particular. However, it is entirely possible to coordinate and rationalize action on nature and especially on the Congo Basin in order to return this universal heritage to its original name of beauty and improve its capacity…

Laudato Si’: What Are Your Personal Priorities?
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Laudato Si’: What Are Your Personal Priorities?

The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), which aims to activate the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to tackle the climate crisis, runs an online course to educate and empower people to bring the Laudato Si’ Encyclical of Pope Francis to life. The Laudato Si’ Animators are mainly Catholics who have graduated from this course, and are…

Nairobi, Kenya: City Clean-up Ahead of World Environment Day
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Nairobi, Kenya: City Clean-up Ahead of World Environment Day

Prior to World Environment Day (WED) marked annually on June 5, an eco-friendly non-profit Organization in Kenya dubbed Nairobi Recyclers (NAREC) are set to clean part of the country’s capital to help in restoration of the ecosystem that has been destroyed. Sharing with AMECEA Online under the 2021 theme “ecosystem restoration,” the Coordinator of a community based…

World Environment Day (5 June) – On Ecological Conversion
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World Environment Day (5 June) – On Ecological Conversion

What is to be understood by such an ecological conversion? How would this conversion come about? What would it look like as a community conversion? Do the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius have a role to play in bringing it about? Let us start by saying that conversion is transformational: it transforms both the one…

The Sound of Laudato Si’
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The Sound of Laudato Si’

Composed by Linda J. Chasefrom her new oratorio based on Laudato Si’Sung by Burcu Gulec and Sam Jones Read the pages, God is speakingCreator speaks in languages of treesHear the singing of divinityThe flowers sing of beautyRead the pages, God is speakingCreator speaks in languages of treesHear the singing of divinityThe flowers sing of beautyRead…

Moving towards a Paschal New Normal
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Moving towards a Paschal New Normal

Easter teaches us to renew our faith in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, whom we can confidently implore: ‘Send forth your spirit and they shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth’ (Psalm 104:30). Think of the enormous Easter joy of so believing as to ignite an…

Kenya: Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Poor
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Kenya: Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Poor

At the Global Catholic Climate Movement, reforestation projects are a top priority. Like the one in Kenya for the Kakamega Forest which was once part of forest of the Congo Basin but is now the only remaining rainforest in East Africa. It covers more than 200 square kilometres not far from Lake Victoria, in one…

Malindi, Kenya: A Bishop’s  Tree Planting Campaign
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Malindi, Kenya: A Bishop’s Tree Planting Campaign

Bishop Wilybard Lagho’s passion for environmental conservation dates back to his childhood many years before he became a Priest and ascended to the helm of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi where his passion continues to blossom. Born to a father who was a District Agricultural Officer in Taita-Taveta, an agricultural region located Northwest of Kenya’s coastal town…

Our Common Home: Fossil Fuel Industry’s Secret Weapon
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Our Common Home: Fossil Fuel Industry’s Secret Weapon

Our new report exposes how the little-known Energy Charter Treaty gives corporations the power to halt the energy transition. And how it is being expanded, threatening to bind yet more countries to corporate-friendly energy policies. So here we have a video wrap-up for you! You can also find our brand new report on the Energy…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Learning to be a Missionary for all Seasons
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Learning to be a Missionary for all Seasons

What happens when Mission is challenged by unprecedented circumstances? Well, as the English expression goes: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going’. As a missionary I had to think twice during the COVID 19 lockdown. As a priest, I thought of trying to be functional in some way, despite all the churches being…