There will be two big actions in Washington, D.C. the weekend of July 26th!
We educate for environmental justice by first clarifying and deepening our own comprehension of these insights: that every creature has the right to be; the right to its habitat; and the right to make its own contribution to all of life. We believe that the world‑wide attack on ecology has become, in reality, an assault on the poor and a form of environmental racism. We use the Earth Charter, the works of Orbis authors and other Maryknoll resources to educate for eco‑justice in its fullest meaning, and we promote the Earth Charter as a basis for advocacy.
We hope to pay closer attention to U.S. environmental policy in response to the World Summit on Sustainable Development and build on Maryknoll experience at a grassroots level. We support the Kyoto Protocol and other efforts to encourage rich countries to promote lifestyles that are just and sustainable. We advocate for U.S. military clean‑up of bases in Vieques, Panama, the Philippines, and South Korea.
We advocate for “food sovereignty,” and continue to participate in process of defining Christian framework and principles with which to determine the safety and use of genetically modified foods.
Learn more about our Faith-Economy-Ecology project here.
Our newsletter, Encounters, features the challenges posed by the current economic growth paradigm and shines light on the hopeful ways communities are responding to protect human dignity and God's beautiful creation.
See a list of resources here on peak oil and how a future economy can be shaped with fewer natural resources.
Fr. Leo Shea has served as a missioner in several locations, most recently in Jamaica.
At the June 27-28 Vienna+20 High-Level Conference on Human Rights, the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition (RTFN) was launched with the intent to hold governments accountable for the realization of one of the most violated human rights worldwide: the right to adequate food and nutrition.
Members of civil society from both regions are raising concerns around food and agricultural provisions in the proposed TTIP that could threaten the safety of our food, our farmers and our planet.
The following principles are promoted by the Extractive Industries Working Group, a coalition of faith, human rights, and environmental organizations concerned about the negative impact of extractive industries on the human and natural world.
Fr. Gene Toland has served the people of South America for many years; he writes this Sunday's reflection.
Br. Dave Andrews, CSC, who has worked for years on food justice issues, spoke to the participants at the 2013 Ecumenical Advocacy Days gathering.
This week's reflection is written by Sr. Mary Ann Smith, who spent many years as a missioner in the Philippines.
Shareholder advocacy calling on corporations to be accountable for their GHG emissions and to take steps to address climate change continues.
To adequately address the climate crisis, a vast global mobilization is needed to urgently and radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Catholic Climate Covenant
- CIDSE, an international alliance of Catholic development agencies working together for global justice
- Gapminder.org: For a fact-based world view
- Infographic: The New Economy
- Interfaith Moral Action on Climate
- JustFaith Ministries
- UN Millennium Development Goals Report 2012