Posts Tagged ‘Sustainable development’

At UN, Pope links environment destruction and exclusion Comments 0

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Pope Francis spent much of his address to the United Nations in New York connecting environmental destruction with social and economic exclusion. “A selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged,” he said on Friday. Francis Read more

Vatican official says United Nations is not the devil Comments 0

Friday, July 17th, 2015

The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences says the United Nations is not the devil, and the academy is free to collaborate with it. Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo said the Church will continue to collaborate with the United Nations on any joint project that “does not go against the doctrine of the Church”. The Read more

Kumara and giant yams sustaining life in Tonga Comments 0

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Funaki Vehekite grows food crops such as kape, taro, yam, cassava and squash at his farm in Tonga. It allows him to support his family and keep his five children in school. He is the secretary of a farming collective called the St Anthony of Padua group The collective is part of Caritas Tonga’s sustainable Read more

Poor need to be part of the ‘green economy’ Comments 0

Friday, June 1st, 2012

As the international community prepares for Rio+20, the UN conference on sustainable energy, CAFOD is calling for attention to be given to the poor and displaced as the heart of a ‘green economy’. “We think it’s an important event, and an important opportunity, but more to try and put poverty reduction and poor people’s livelihood Read more