Climate Crisis: Cruising Towards a Brick Wall
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Climate Crisis: Cruising Towards a Brick Wall

That humanity is cruising at speed towards a brick wall is no longer an alarmist hypothesis; it carries the eery fatality of predictable fact. The sense of resignation widely felt in the wake of COP26 induces hopelessness. Why can’t we mobilise ourselves? In this powerful lecture, given in Leeds Cathedral on 22. November, Dr Carmody Grey argues that…

24 Hours for the Climate: Live-streamed Prayer Vigil for Success of COP26
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24 Hours for the Climate: Live-streamed Prayer Vigil for Success of COP26

’24 Hours for the Climate’ is a global vigil for Catholics and people of faith to pray and advocate for the success of COP26, the major United Nations summit on climate change which will be held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November. From 11am on 5 November to 11am 6 November the invitation…

In the margins of Glasgow COP26 – Looming Catastrophes
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In the margins of Glasgow COP26 – Looming Catastrophes

Pope Francis and religious leaders made an appeal for the success of the COP26 climate summit being held in Glasgow, Scotland. “Care for the environment is a moral imperative to preserve God’s creation for future generations,” the pope said. “We have inherited a garden; we must not leave a desert to our children.” We must…

Praying with Art for COP26
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Praying with Art for COP26

“Some days ago, on 4 October, I met with religious leaders and scientists to sign a Joint Appeal in which we called upon ourselves and our political leaders to act in a more responsible and consistent manner. I was impressed by something said by one of the scientists present at that meeting. He told us:…

Cop 26: The State of the Climate in Asia
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Cop 26: The State of the Climate in Asia

In its annual “State of the Climate in Asia” report, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization said every part of the region had been affected. “Extreme weather and climate change impacts across Asia in 2020 caused the loss of life of thousands of people, displaced millions of others and cost hundreds of billions of dollars, while…

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….