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Pope Declares World Day of Prayer for Environment

Mark your calendars for September 1st. Pope Francis, who released his groundbreaking environmental encyclical, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home,” in June, has announced a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The holiday, which will be celebrated annually on Sept. 1st to coincide with the Orthodox Church’s day for the protection of the […]

August 12th

A Jihad Against Pollution in Senegal

In the small, west-African country of Senegal, a Muslim leader has called for a jihad, but not one of violence inspired by anger or fear. It is a jihad inspired by a love for his community, the natural beauty of his country, and people all over the world, as well as an increasing anxiety about the direction it’s […]

August 10th

How Islamic Faith Supports Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical

Originally published on CliM’Blog By Neeshad Vs Viewing “Laudato Si” (“Praised Be”) Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment as an important opportunity to expand the conversation about the relationship between religion and environment, I am writing this post to highlight the Islamic perspective on the issue. Last week encyclical from Pope Francis has been widely hailed […]

August 7th

Nurses Urge Pope Francis to Promote Health as Human Right

While climate change itself is scientifically proven, many of its impacts are still unknown. Although we can make some educated guesses — most of which are pretty scary — we can’t say with certainty how fast sea levels will rise, when and where droughts or floods will occur, and what species will be able to successfully adapt. […]

July 28th

Creepy Pictures of Kids Watching TV

“…when media and the digital world become omnipresent, their influence can stop people from learning how to live wisely, to think deeply and to love generously. In this context, the great sages of the past run the risk of going unheard amid the noise and distractions of an information overload. Efforts need to be made […]

July 27th

How to Survive Climate Change the Best Possible Way

What do a government scientist, reverend, fisherman, and farmer all have in common? As Pope Francis wrote in his environmental encyclical, “Praised Be,” they all share a common home. And, as floods, droughts, heat waves, and storms hurt their home with increasing frequency and severity, they all share a common desire to survive and prosper. It’s […]

July 23rd

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