Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Mother Earth: With greatest respect

Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Mother Earth

There are two prayers I love which both connect me to Mother Earth. The first is one my uncle said, as a grace before we ate as a family. I loved the rhythm of this prayer and although I do not recall the exact words, he would begin by giving thanks to God the Creator Read more

NZ emissions target likely to toughen

Monday, November 16th, 2020
emissions

New Zealand’s emissions target is likely to toughen if the Climate Change Minister, James Shaw, gets his way. Commenting on advice he received, Shaw says the current target is too weak to match the Government’s commitment to helping save the world and keep the world’s heating within 1.5 degrees celsius. Shaw says conclusive advice from Read more

Divest from companies not committed to environment

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Investors should remove their support from companies not committed to the environment, says Pope Francis. On Saturday he added his voice to calls from a number of world leaders for an more environmentally sustainable economic model. Speaking in a video message for an online event called “Countdown Global Launch, A Call to Action on Climate Read more

Caritas Aotearoa releases annual environment report

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Caritas released its annual State of the Environment for Oceania report, Towards New Horizons, through a global webinar on Friday 2 October. The webinar featured speakers from across Oceania including Tonga, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Aotearoa New Zealand, and will be hosted by the Global Catholic Climate Movement. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has published Read more

KiwiSaver: $4.1 billion still invested in unethical entities

Thursday, August 27th, 2020
kiwisaver

Although there is an improving trend in ethical investment, $4.1 billion of KiwiSaver funds is still invested in companies that the public wants to avoid and $2.3 billion of retail investment funds. This is one of the findings revealed in the most recent annual surveys undertaken jointly by Mindful Money and the Responsible Investment Association Read more

Judging the signs of the times

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
gospel

In the Gospel of Matthew, there is a scene where the Pharisees and Sadducees, in their desire to test Jesus, ask him to show them a sign. In reply to them, Jesus says that in the morning when the sky is red and threatening you say that today it will be stormy. “You know how Read more

Public returns to St. Peter’s Square; pope calls for defence of environment

Monday, May 25th, 2020

The public returned to St Peter’s Square on Sunday to receive Pope Francis’s blessing from his window for the first time in nearly three months as he convoked a year of reflection on the environment. Only a few dozen people went to the square, which was reopened on Monday along with St Peter’s Basilica following Read more

Laudato si’ encyclical’s anniversary celebrations start on Sunday

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

The Vatican will launch a year-long celebration of Laudato si’ on Sunday, to mark Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment’s fifth anniversary. The “special Laudato si’ anniversary year” is an initiative of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. The Dicastery has organised events this week in the lead-up to the celebratory year, including several Read more

Caritas announces competition winners

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, the Catholic agency for justice and peace, is proud to announce the winners and finalists of the 2020 Kaitiaki2Share creative competition. Kaitiaki2Share encourages New Zealand students of all ages to consider how we can care for all creation, both people and the environment. Students were asked to send in a creative Read more

St Vincent de Paul turns green

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
St Vincent de Paul

For the first time, St Vincent de Paul has included a commitment to caring for the environment as an integral part of its strategic plan for the next five years. Caring for the planet is an essential part of living the Gospel today, says John Kennedy-Good, leader of the Society’s social justice outreach. “Vincentians are Read more