The following article about Philippine church leaders launching the global call to "break free from coal" in Quezon province, dubbed as the "coal capital" of the Philippines' island of Luzon, was published in the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN) on April 12.
The following article examines the evidence supporting Pope Francis’ startling warning in Laudato Si’: “the warming caused by huge consumption on the part of some rich countries has repercussions on the poorest areas of the world, especially Africa, where a rise in temperature, together with drought, has proved devastating for farming.”
Just days before the signing of the Paris Climate Accord, hundreds of religious leaders send a statement to world leaders at the United Nations in New York.
We urge Congress to support the $750 million budget request for the Green Climate Fund to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and respond to the needs of the most vulnerable.
This week's reflection is written by Sr. Mary Ann Smith, who spent many years as a missioner in the Philippines.
Solving the climate crisis is a global effort that will take years. Ask Congress to keep up support of the Green Climate Fund.
A broad coalition of faith-based organizations, including the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns, celebrates the United States' first disbursement of $500 million to the Green Climate Fund.
The “First Philippine Environment Summit: Breakthroughs and Innovations toward Sustainable Development” was held in Manila in February to address environmental issues that impact sustainable development.
The World Trade Organization ruled against India’s national solar mission, a major initiative to promote ecologically sustainable growth while addressing India’s energy security challenges.
On February 28, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns brought Columban Father Sean McDonagh to the Maryknoll Mission Center in New York, to speak at an event celebrating the release of Fr. McDonagh’s Orbis book, “On Care for Our Common Home, Laudato Si': The Encyclical of Pope Francis on the Environment.”
A two-page flyer about the issues raised in the Paris Climate Agreement and what you can do to support this important global call to action on the environment.
This 16-page guide offers reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on the Gospel readings and the teachings of Pope Francis in Laudato Si'.