(RNS) — The American Catholic hierarchy isn't ready to follow the synod's search for real-world solutions. Too many conservatives believe that if we simply return to the old ways of doing things, everything will be fine.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The West 'wants the Amazonian people to keep the forest,' said Bishop Karel Martinus Choennie of Suriname, 'but they don’t want to change their lifestyles, and that is the big contradiction.'
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The synod's final recommendations to the pope could have profound impact not only on the Amazon but the entire church.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Amazonian bishops took the floor at the synod in Rome this week to describe their region's problems in urgent, even personal terms.
SÃO PAULO (RNS) — Its opposition to the Pan-Amazon synod's goals has given a group of conservative Catholic organizations new life as a wedge of the Brazilian president's populist base.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As Francis continues to promote the care of creation, he aims to connect with a broader audience than the country's tiny Catholic community.
(RNS) — Responding to climate change requires a moral vision that puts the poor and future generations on an equal footing with ourselves.
(RNS) — By making these men cardinals, the pope is handing them megaphones.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The pope's optimistic message of peace and faith has been balanced by the reality of the challenges Africa faces.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — A top Vatican official described Africa as 'a laboratory for integral development' — a term that in this papacy refers to a sustainable society based on precepts in a 2015 papal encyclical on the environment.
(The Conversation) — Because Christians incorporate the environment into their faith in a variety of ways, they provide important insights into how to talk about climate change with a variety of audiences.
(RNS) — The larvae of the black soldier fly not only help eliminate greenhouse gases, they become protein that, when roasted, can be used as feed for animals.
(RNS) — By the denomination’s reckoning, that makes it the first Christian body to endorse the environmental protection legislation sponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The city of Los Angeles gave AllenCo three years to clean up an urban oil well in Los Angeles. The move comes after years of activism by local faith-based groups, who say the neighborhood well was a nuisance.