Posts Tagged ‘stewardship’

9 million people die annually from overlooked pollution

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Despite advances in cleaner water and safer indoor cooking, pollution remains the world’s leading environmental risk factor for disease and premature death, responsible for one in every six deaths, or 9 million premature deaths annually, according to a new report in The Lancet. The report finds the majority of pollution-related deaths today come from what Read more

Catholic farmers go organic to ease Korean peninsula food crisis

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

A Church-sponsored farmers’ group is promoting organic farming as an eco-friendly remedy to the food shortage caused by the climate crisis in the Korean peninsula. The Catholic Farmers Association (CFA) has developed an ‘environmental conservation-type sustainable agriculture’ and consumption method they call ‘life agriculture’, the Gwangju Catholic Peace Broadcasting Company reported. The term ‘life agriculture’ Read more

Top emitters must commit to a U-turn at COP25

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Epitomizing the disconnect between scientific warnings and human action, global temperatures are now on track to rise by an unacceptable 3.2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels by 2030 while greenhouse gas emissions hit all-time highs. As the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP25 Read more

Of fish and faith and Fiji

Friday, November 28th, 2014

To link church leaders with stewardship, the Locally Managed Marine Area Network in Fiji (FLMMA) has gone to the source: working directly with colleges that train Methodist pastors. This strategy started about five years ago with the largest Methodist seminary in Fiji. Theology colleagues there have begun to integrate resource management into their curriculum. Priests Read more

Culture of waste condemned by Pope Francis

Friday, June 7th, 2013

In his most powerful environment-themed address to date, Pope Francis has condemned the “culture of waste” and the economic system in which “men and women are sacrificed to the idols of profit and consumption”. Speaking on World Environment Day, the Pope referred to the proper stewardship of the earth. “Are we truly cultivating and caring Read more