Season of Creation: Sinking Cities – Manila
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Season of Creation: Sinking Cities – Manila

“We have felt the continuing and extreme sea level rise in the past decades because of climate change. Now we are being threatened with the sinking of our coastlines and floods that would displace millions of our people and destroy billions in our economy. So please, let us take care of our environment,” – Bishop…

Season of Creation: COP26 Praying with Art  Video
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Season of Creation: COP26 Praying with Art Video

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on 31st October. This is a ‘Praying with Art’ video we did, set to the music of John Denver’s ‘Windsong’. Through paintings by Van Gogh, Michelangelo, etc we look at the Beauty of our world… a world that has been entrusted into our…

Season of Creation: An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg
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Season of Creation: An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg

In this Season of Creation, we are celebrating the integral web of relationships that sustain the well-being of the earth. One of the most prominent voices in the ongoing drive to protect and restore those relationships is not a Christian one, but Niall Leahy SJ thinks it belongs to some whose life ‘corresponds in significant…

Season of Creation: In Cambodia Catholics Join Buddhists
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Season of Creation: In Cambodia Catholics Join Buddhists

“We all have the responsibility to protect the common home in which we live”, said Monsignor Enrique Figaredo, apostolic prefect of Battambang. The Jesuit prelate invited the faithful in Battambang, about 300 kilometers northwest of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, to celebrate the season with the spirit of Laudato Si’, the groundbreaking 2015 encyclical of Pope Francis where he…

Season of Creation: Will Laudato Si’ ever Lead to Serious Action in Asia?
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Season of Creation: Will Laudato Si’ ever Lead to Serious Action in Asia?

In the past two years, a major interdenominational effort in several Asian nations has been planting trees. From the Philippines to Korea to India, churches have also undertaken several diocesan-level activities in the spirit of Laudato Si’. Over the past two years, churches have also translated Laudato Si’ into more than a dozen Asian languages.  And when this much-hyped season is over, what…

Pope Video September: An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle
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Pope Video September: An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle

Pope Francis says: We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this. It makes me very happy to see that young people have the courage to undertake projects for environmental and social improvement, since the two go together….

Season of Creation: A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God.
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Season of Creation: A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God.

During the 2021 Season of Creation, from 1st September through 4th October, thousands of Christians on six continents get together for a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, and to discover radically new ways of living with creation. The theme of this year’s Season of Creation is ‘A home for all?…

Season of Creation: The Time is Now
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Season of Creation: The Time is Now

Easy ways to mitigate these household emissions include: switching your electricity supply to certified green provider (it took my wife only 45 minutes on line and we saved money too); stopping using your petrol or diesel car for local journeys and converting to walking, cycling, or public transport instead (great for personal fitness and reducing…

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…