(RNS) — As faith leaders, we believe it’s time we stopped pretending and summoned our great generosity of spirit and incalculable ingenuity to address the ongoing disaster that is causing all our other disasters: climate change.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — 'Our attitude and behaviour towards creation obscures our calling as God’s co-operators,' wrote Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Francis made the appeal Wednesday (Aug. 30) in announcing that he and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, Patriarch Bartholomew I, would be releasing a joint statement on care for God's creation on Friday.
ROME (RNS) Inspired by Pope Francis' 2015 "Laudato Si'" encyclical, clergy from Catholic, Protestant Jewish, Buddhist and other faiths joined indigenous leaders from Brazil, Peru, Indonesia, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to call for urgent action to protect the forests.
(Reuters) 'The pope encouraged me to continue and fight for international agreements, including the Paris agreement,' Merkel said after an unusually long private audience with him.
Climate change. Future generations will ask: When did we know? And what did we do about it?
ROME (Reuters) Pope Francis has made defense of the environment a key plank of his papacy, strongly backing scientific opinion that global warming is caused mostly by human activity.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) While he did not name the pipeline, he used clear language applicable to the conflict, saying development had to be reconciled with "the protection of the particular characteristics of indigenous peoples and their territories."
STANDING ROCK, North Dakota (RNS) The pontiff hasn't been asked directly about the oil pipeline controversy, but his writings show where his sympathies could lie.
(RNS) “I am dismayed and scared for what this means for the poor, for creation and for all of our descendants,” said Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb.
The waters are rising. Global warming is real. What does God think of all this?
(RNS) How is opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline rooted in traditional Native American spirituality? Let us ‘Splain …
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is calling for urgent action to stop climate change, saying care of the environment should be added to the traditional seven works of mercy like feeding the hungry.
(RNS) The denomination, echoing Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, pointed to research that shows climate change has a negative impact on people of color.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Clergy and protesters worry that tariff-cutting efforts disproportionately benefit rich countries.