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Two Ways Pope Francis Can Take Climate Action

Remember the excitement you had for the Catholic Church a few short weeks ago? Pope Francis’s trip to the United States whipped us all into a faith-based frenzy, especially when it came to his remarks about climate change and environmentalism. Whether you loved what he said or thought he was being too political, one thing is […]

October 19th

How the Encyclical Compares With the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

This week, Muslim leaders from 20 different countries gathered in Istanbul for the Islamic Climate Change Symposium.  At the end of the two-day summit, attendees released the “Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change.” Released just months after Pope Francis published his environmental encyclical, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home,” it is hard not to see […]

August 19th

Why Won’t Catholics Divest?

In his recently released environmental encyclical, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis urges us all — Catholic and non-Catholics — to take climate action by divesting. “We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels — especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas […]

July 13th

Summary of Pope’s Environmental Encyclical

Pope Francis has released the first ever papal encyclical focused solely on the environment. The document titled, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home” describes environmentalism as a moral duty for everyone — not just a religious duty for Catholics, or a matter of politics or economics. The much-anticipated, hotly debated, and hugely influential 184-page […]

June 19th

Divest Movement Grows With Church of England

Despite the best efforts of a few misguided climate deniers, more and more congregations and faith groups around the world, like the half-billion strong World Council of Churches, are taking action to reduce their carbon emissions, save on their energy bills, and protect Creation from the devastating risks of climate change. And last Thursday, the Church […]

May 4th