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Post Tagged 'united nations'

EcoLinks 07.22.15

Pope Francis Asked for Help on Economics Michael Novak, Patheos The great possibility for our generation is to lift out of poverty every poor man and woman on this globe. In the future, the poor ought to enjoy ever-higher standards of living. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.15.15

Melville House Is Publishing Pope Francis’ “Call to Action” Encyclical on Climate Change Steve Duffy, Flavorwire Independent Brooklyn publisher Melville House has acquired the rights to be the first secular publisher of Pope Francis’ climate change encyclical: On Care for Our Common Home. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 07.01.15

Debate: Has the world improved in the last 60 years? Max Roser At the Oxford Martin School I debated with Anders Sandberg from Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute and Robert Walker from the University’s Social Policy department whether we achieved to build a better world. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.15.15

Italian magazine publishes leaked version of pope’s eco-encyclical Crux An Italian magazine on Monday published what it claims to be a leaked copy of Pope Francis’ highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, including papal backing for the idea that human beings are primarily responsible for climate change, but the Vatican warned the document is a draft and should not be considered official. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.12.15

Liberal Clergy Lobby Vatican Ahead of Pope’s U.S. Visit Aisha Bhoori, TIME “The Gospel is political,” said [former undocumented immigrant from California, Father Jesus Nieto-Ruiz]. “We cannot distinguish and say, ‘Okay, the Gospel must explain theocracy,’ and then let the politicians run our lives with no principles whatsoever. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 06.03.15

Podcast: U.N. Secretary General Wants to “Join Forces” With Catholic Church? Chris Manion, Population Research Institute Ban Ki Moon, Secreatary General of the United Nations, wants to “join forces” with the Catholic Church to save the planet. Continue Reading...

Christian Stewardship or UN Sustainability?

“’Sustainability’ has become big business, especially at universities,” says Kishore Jayabalan in this week’s Acton Commentary. “If there ever was an elitist/populist wedge issue, this is it, with Pope Francis and the Holy See on the wrong side of it.” So what exactly is meant by “sustainability”? Continue Reading...