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…

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…

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…

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…

Cameroon: Fr Innocent Akum MHM Hits the Headlines with Environmental Clean-up
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Cameroon: Fr Innocent Akum MHM Hits the Headlines with Environmental Clean-up

When choosing a present for someone’s birthday or anniversary – you might consider giving them cash, a picture, a book or clothing – but one Catholic priest has made a very novel request – Fr Innocent Wefon Akum, MHM, Parish Priest of Archangel Gabriel Catholic Church in Bojongo, Douala, Cameroon, has asked people to collect…

Let Us Dream – Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Model of a Sustainable Economy
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Let Us Dream – Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Model of a Sustainable Economy

Pope Francis readily reads Kate Raworth. In November, an international conference entitled The Economy of Francesco took place, where she was one of the speakers. The Pope also mentioned her donut model in his book ‘Let us dream’. What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,” says Oxford economist Kate Raworth….

Season of Creation: Breathing Together
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Season of Creation: Breathing Together

A global Ignatian prayer vigil. It took place on the youtube channel of Jesuit Curia on September 25 at three different moments at 8 PM in Manila, 8 PM in Rome and 8.00 PM in New York in order to ensure greater outreach and to connect everyone in the world. There have been more than…

Season of Creation: African Involvement
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Season of Creation: African Involvement

Scheduled to begin 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and conclude 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron of animals and the environment, this year’s event has been organized under the theme, “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.” “On 1st September, we will have…