World Water Day is March 22. This year's theme is Water and Climate Change.
Shifting toward sustainable transportation will be necessary for combating global climate change. Climate scientists have ideas for making it happen.
Starting June 11, President Joe Biden will attend the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Cornwall, England. For the first time in two years, the leaders of the world's seven largest so-called advanced economies — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States — will meet in person to discuss a coordinated response to three global crises – the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery from the collapse triggered by COVID-19, and environmental catastrophe brought on by climate change.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement on Earth Day, April 22, 2021, in response to the new U.S. climate goals announced by the Biden administration.
Since day one, President Joe Biden has recommitted the United States to climate action, signaling that the United States is “back in” the fight against this gravest of threats.
First proposed in 2007, the project to plant billions of trees along a 5,000 mile corridor in the Sahel of Africa is gaining momentum.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and several key executive orders issued by the President on his first day in office.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns released the following press statement on November 4, 2020, regarding the United States' formal exit from the Paris Climate Agreement.
From September 1 until October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church invites us to celebrate the Season of Creation. According to Pope Francis, this month-long ecumenical celebration is “a time for Christians worldwide to renew their faith in the God of creation and join in prayer and work for the care of our common home.” The theme for Season of Creation 2020 is "Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope."
Peg Vámosy, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in El Salvador, reflects on how this pandemic offers us the opportunity for a fresh start on healing our broken relationship with all God's creation.
Ocean ecosystems are vital for mitigating climate change, but they are at risk of collapse due to the ecological crisis. The following article was published in the July-August 2020 issue of NewsNotes.
As we join Pope Francis and the global Church in celebrating Laudato Si' Week, we invite you to take action to build a better future by urging the World Bank to stop investing in fossil fuels and instead invest in renewable energy.