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Why Are We Ecologists? by Pablo Martinez de Anguita

The last two posts addressed the problem of “nature deficit disorder” and how participation in outdoor education and nature activities can facilitate an interest and appreciation for God’s creation. A next step from that appreciation is to develop a stewards contemplation for action often called being an “ecologist”.  Here is where our faith can provide […]

Bridging the Chasm Between a Two Dimensional Existence to a Three Dimensional Life by Sandy Harem

In our last post (Nature Deficit Disorder and Stewardship: Crisis in Creation), the problem of nature deficit and exercise deficit disorders and their relationship to a lack of a stewardship ethic was discussed concluding with the notion that faith based outdoor education can be viewed as a solution. Given that, what is that outdoor educational […]

Perusing Peru

The country of Peru is beautiful both in the people and landscapes that adorn the horizon. The Peruvian people have a faith to move mountains; despite their clear lacking of most material goods, they had an inspiring hope and trust in Divine Providence. On two occasions, I was literally swept toward the alter in a […]

Nature Deficit Disorder and Stewardship: Crisis in Creation by Tom Collingwood

In the last post (Catechesis on Creation) an outline was provided for a series of articles on the need for addressing what should be our faith response to the various environmental crises. Any such discussion must begin with looking at our human role as stewards and what keeps us from meeting that responsibility. Richard Louv […]

A Pilgrim’s Reflection

This fall, I embarked on a four day, fifty-mile pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico. I signed up in hopes of resolving some spiritual turmoil and refreshing my ever-worried mind, hoping to hear some divine message of comfort somewhere along the way. Throughout the deeply moving experience, inspired the whole way by our […]

Catechesis of Creation – Guest Post: Tom Collingwood

A CRISIS IN CREATION The current debates over environmental issues too often provide little in the way of a faith perspective for understanding and acting to address those issues. CREATIO is initiating with this introductory article a “Crisis in Creation” series to present a Catholic ethic for viewing nature. CREATIO associates are a wide range […]

Happy World Environment Day

  It is important remember in this day, what Pope Francis took in 2013 on  the occasion  of World Environment Day  to slam the influence of money and profit in the “human ecology” making the connection between the issues of the environment and poverty.

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