The following article, published in the March-April 2016 issue of Newsnotes, is an update on the environmental crisis in Brazil caused by a dam that burst in November, killing 17 people, displacing thousands, and polluting the River Doce with toxic mud.
In this issue of Encounters, we look at the encyclical from the perspective of FEET’s second pillar, the need for public policies that support an economy of right relationship, to guarantee a decent future for the next generations.
Serious concerns mount after the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which has the potential to affect the lives of millions of people in 12 countries, was released in November.
Southeastern Brazil has been devastated by toxic mud due to a dam that burst at an iron-ore mine in November. Brazil is calling it the worst environmental disaster in its history.
Faith groups call on the World Bank to announce a Zero Deforestation policy at the Paris Climate Summit (COP21).
Momentum is building, thanks to voices from the Global South, for a climate agreement that limits global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Chloe Schwabe, Faith-Economy-Ecology program director for the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, reports from the 21st annual UN climate conference (COP21) in Paris.
The Faith Economy Ecology Working Group has developed this series of reflections, prayers and actions for Advent 2015.
The fourth and final issue of Path to Paris examines the impact of climate change on migration and social unrest, especially in Tanzania. And it offers ideas for making a personal commitment to lifestyle changes, for taking action, and for meditation.
The third issue of Path to Paris examines the impact of climate change on food security, especially on smallholder "family" farmers in Peru. And it offers ideas for making a personal commitment to lifestyle changes, for taking action, and for meditation.