In “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis called drinkable water a human right. But as Nathan Beacom writes, our methods of farming and raising livestock are degrading our soil and polluting our waterways.
Bishops' conferences from Brazil, Indonesia and Ireland are announcing their intent to divest from fossil fuel companies, in keeping with the spirit of Pope Francis' Laudato Si' encyclical, which was released five years ago.
Five years ago, Pope Francis raised consciousness about caring for our common home, writes Mark Graham. Now the Vatican must prioritize the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late.
Vatican task force says millions risk hunger problems during pandemic; calls for ‘creative solidarity’ to solve global problems
Pope Francis asked the group to ‘prepare the future’ not ‘prepare for the future.’
Any ambitious program to address climate change raises a red flag of top-down government, writes Christopher Rice, but the Green New Deal can be implemented with support for local decision-making.