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…

Season of Creation: Dublin Archbishop Pastoral Letter on Climate Change
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Season of Creation: Dublin Archbishop Pastoral Letter on Climate Change

“We are living on the edge of huge historical change. Our common home, indeed our only home – this planet – is under threat. Our lifestyles, and the economies which support them are contributing significantly to climate change, and to the crisis it is causing: the many wildfires raging in these days, the melting of…

Our Common Home: What Makes Global Climate Change a Spiritual Crisis.
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Our Common Home: What Makes Global Climate Change a Spiritual Crisis.

The fact that so many people have been suffering on a scale that is unimaginable for most affluent citizens of the world, and yet little or nothing is done and most people do not care, represents a clear failure. Francis says in Laudato Si’: “We need to strengthen the conviction that we are one single human…

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…

Kitale, Kenya: A Lay Missionary’s Community Gospel Discipleship
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Kitale, Kenya: A Lay Missionary’s Community Gospel Discipleship

The ‘Kitale Community Advancement Programme’ (KAP) under the direction of Associate Mill Hill missionary Jacinta van Luijk was originally started and run by the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM) under the the name ‘Kitale Aids Programme’ (KAP). KAP’s main objective is “To facilitate, promote and create innovative and sustainable educational and counselling approaches to mitigate…