Acton Institute Powerblog Archives

Post Tagged 'Laudato Si'

EcoLinks 09.16.15

Encyclical unites religious, nonreligious voices on climate change Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Thousands of people inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment planned to rally on the Mall the morning that the pope addresses Congress hoping he will acknowledge their work on climate change. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.15.15

Pope Francis shows rare openness on poverty, climate change and more Sarah Parvini, Los Angeles Times Though Francis has pushed for a more welcoming and merciful church, he has not softened or changed church doctrine on many issues, such as gay marriage or the ordination of women. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.14.15

Poor nations want U.S. to pay reparations for extreme weather Thomas M. Kostigen, USA Today Preparatory talks ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to be held in Paris in December has representatives from developing nations asking for more than an already agreed upon $100 billion per year for climate change mitigation measures. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.11.15

Symposium on Pope’s encyclical sparks reflections on climate change Mike Polhamus, VTDigger The pope’s letter has been lauded by members of the environmental movement and scoffed at by climate-change skeptics. Speakers at a symposium held by St. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.10.15

Tree trunk sprouts prayerful inspiration in sculptor Sharon Abercrombie, National Catholic Reporter Weidner’s juniper tree encounter took place just a few weeks prior to the release of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.” “I was so excited, when I heard it was coming,” Weidner said in an email. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.09.15

Young Methodists Plant Churches With Environmental Gospel Mark Oppenheimer, The New York Times “We don’t talk about the environment every week, but what we built into the liturgy is the understanding that everything we have is a gift,” Mr. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.08.15

Seeing the Wood for the Trees Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou, Pravmir.com In recent times, the ecological crisis has been brought increasingly to our attention. Scientists, the media, Hollywood, thrash metal bands, and a horde of environmentalists from politicians to tree-hugging hippies and pseudo-Buddhists, have all had their say. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.04.15

Pope Francis to Urge Unity During D.C. Visit Emily Wilkins, Roll Call Pope Francis will acknowledge the importance of Hispanics by celebrating Mass in his native language of Spanish during his visit later this month to Washington, D.C. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.03.15

Pope releases preservation doctrine, prepares for US visit Henry Grabbe, The Daily Targum Over the summer, I was honored to attend a UN meeting on the release of Laudato Si’ that featured Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, a principal writer of the encyclical. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.02.15

Istanbul declaration on climate change Saudi Gazette “The Islamic Climate Change Declaration” urges Muslims the world over to recognize and take action against the threat of climate change. Study Guide on Care for Creation reissued; Metropolitan Tikhon addresses faithful on “Day of Prayer for Creation” The Orthodox News “As the summer draws to a close and children go back to or away to school for the first time and begin again a new academic year and ecclesiastical year, let us, being reminded by the pointers to Christ as mentioned by Saint Ephrem, take a moment to turn to the one needful thing in praise, worship and thanksgiving for the creation and all the blessings bestowed upon us by our merciful Creator,” Metropolitan Tikhon concludes. Continue Reading...