Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Amazon Synod about more than married priests Comments 0

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

With the upcoming Amazon Synod, some people are only focused on whether it will recommend that the priesthood be opened to the ordination of married men, but there is a lot more at stake. True, the synod will discuss the possibility of ordaining married men because there is a shortage of priests to serve such Read more

Population control isn’t the answer to climate crisis Comments 0

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

“If we can get rid of enough people,” the El Paso terrorist wrote in his grotesque manifesto, “then our way of life can be more sustainable.” His bigoted rampage left little doubt who he meant by “we” and “our way of life.” The eco-fascism of the far-right couches its racist intent as concern for the Read more

Make a difference in the Season of Creation Comments 0

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
Creation

It’s good, it’s wise and it sounds so nice: “Season of Creation” – a time for us to stop taking the wonderful God-given gift of creation for granted. A time to wake up and smell the flowers! The Season of Creation is an annual month long ecumenical celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. Read more

Pope Francis pushes his climate theology Comments 0

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
climate

Thirty years ago, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople put September 1 on the Orthodox calendar as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Last month, Pope Francis did the same for the Catholic Church and on Sunday marked the occasion by issuing a new message on climate change. Moving beyond his 2015 encyclical Read more

Reduce churches and save the planet Comments 0

Monday, July 29th, 2019
reduce churches

An eco-option for excess churches could be to repurpose them for ecological uses. Small congregations could cluster together instead of being dispersed over a number of buildings, says Dr Kevin Hargaden of Dublin’s Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. “The buildings that don’t get used, I think can get repurposed. Again, that’s an opportunity for Read more

Germany’s electric vehicles emit more Carbon Dioxide than diesel vehicles Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
electric vehicle

A study by the IFO think tank in Munich found that electric vehicles in Germany emit 11 – 28 percent more carbon dioxide than their diesel counterparts. The study considered the production of batteries as well as the German electricity mix in making this determination. Germany spent thousands of euros on electric car subsidies per Read more

Vatican’s green plastic revolution Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

In an effort to expand the Vatican’s green environmental stance, the city state has decided not to sell any single-use plastic items after its current supplies run out. Single-use plastic include bags, water bottles, cutlery, straws and balloons. The top five single-use plastic items polluting Europe are cigarette butts, bottles and caps, food packaging, cotton Read more

Plastic ban could actually harm the environment Comments 0

Monday, July 8th, 2019
plastic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced his government will seek to ban many single-use plastic starting in 2021. Although the final list of banned items is still undetermined, it will likely include plastic bags, takeaway containers, cutlery and straws. To further justify the ban, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna cited images of marine wildlife being injured Read more

Letter for life to Pope Francis Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Letter for life

Tēnei te mihi ki a koe a Pāpā Werahiko, te kaihautū o te waka o te Hahi Katorika,kei te mihi, kei te mihi, kei te mihi. Greetings to you Pope Francis leader of the Catholic Church. I write to you in light of a call from the global campaign organisation Avaaz, Letters for life on Read more

Climate change declaration ‘not a binding contract’ Comments 0

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
climate change declaration

Thames-Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie does not want to sign the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Climate Change Declaration. On Wednesday she told RNZ the declaration was “politically charged”. But Dave Cull, president of LGNZ, says the declaration is purely aspirational and no one is being pressured into signing up. “It’s not a binding contract; there Read more