Our partners at Benedictine College have launched a service learning department to integrate classroom lessons into real-life experience through service to the poor. Brilliant! They asked us for our thoughts on this and our recent mission to the Peruvian Andes, and the story is now live. Check it out! https://www.benedictine.edu/academics/service-learning/newsletter/2017/12-08/importance
Laudato si’ and climate change Climate change is, not surprisingly, the most controversial and politically charged issue in Laudato si’. It has been a source of heated debate and confusion especially in the American context. In this essay I will outline everything the encyclical Laudato si’ says on climate change and then compare and […]
Catholics who do not embrace the spirit of Evangelii gaudium will likely be confused by Laudato Si In my previous article I already pointed out the 3 salient aspects of Laudato Si: its prophetic style, invitation to conversion and Trinitarian theology. I was going to technically discuss climate change in Laudato si’ vis-à-vis the […]
Energy, Justice and Peace Energy is perhaps one of the most overlooked global issues of our times. One of the reasons for our obliviousness is that we tend to take energy for granted. The alarm clock that woke us up this morning, the water that flowed from the tap, the food (energy!) we ate for […]
The Pope’s comments confirming the next encyclical on ecology have been known for a while, and furthered since Pope Francis’ interview on flight from Korea:
Yanamarey Glacier shows us the effect of the climate change on the glaciers around the world Duarte Costa, specialist in Climate Change from Exeter University comments with us his impressions about the climate change problem in our world and the main challenges that this represent for the humankind, including church.
There is a fascinating recent interview with Patrick Moore, the founder of Greenpeace and now one of its most vehement critics. See the full article here. Below some of the highlights.
As we celebrate another Earth Day, its worth taking note of the impact of some of Creatio’s speakers on the environmental scene. Last week the Catholic News Agency published an article on the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace’s new book: “Energy, Justice and Peace: A reflection on energy in the current context of development and […]
In the frame of the WYD held in Rio de Janeiro last July, Duarte Costa, scientist from the University of Exeter in the UK, expert in climate change, wrote about this important issue, highlighting the idea of a necessary culture change to face the consequences of the climate change. In the last decade, the interest […]
Much has been said about climate change in recent times due to the last IPCC’s report, the Fifth Assessment Report. Here are some media articles on ABC and BBC, and a media debate about a meteorologists radical response here. Below is a video about how the information is spun to the general public. But what does […]