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Joggers trot along the Reflecting Pool with the sun rising over the Washington Memorial and a thick layer of smoke, Thursday, June 8, 2023, in Washington. Intense Canadian wildfires are blanketing the northeastern U.S. in a dystopian haze, turning the air acrid, the sky yellowish gray and prompting warnings for vulnerable populations to stay inside. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Canadians experience wildfires each year owing to lightning strikes and “careless people,” but no one can recall conditions like this.
Houses are submerged in flood waters in Lokoja, Nigeria, Oct.13, 2022. More than half of the 36 states of the country are affected. More than 600 people have died, with more than 1.4 million people displaced. (CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ekpali Saint
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria launched a campaign that aims to plant 5.5 million trees over the next five years to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Members of Indigenous communities camp on the property of Chinese-owned Las Bambas copper mine in Peru April 26, 2022. (CNS photo/Angela Ponce, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Barbara Fraser
While religious groups have been at the forefront of the movement to divest from fossil fuels, the campaign to divest from mining is moving more slowly.
Elizabeth A. Johnson
The Earth is in trouble. How can religious traditions like Christianity be bearers of wisdom and help lay out a roadmap for ecological care of the planet?
a scanned image from a newspaper with kids on bikes. father james martin is in the photo as a child
Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.
The first Earth Day aligned people of all political stripes and cultural backgrounds, because who wouldn't want to conserve the environment and stop air pollution?
Gerard O’Connell
Reflecting on Pope Francis’ 10 years at the Vatican, Cardinal Robert McElroy says that “there has been a fundamental shift in perspective, of cultures and sometimes of priorities within the life of the church.”