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Activists demonstrate for climate justice and a ceasefire at the COP28 U.N. Climate Summit, Dec. 9, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“Faith actors at COP28 were there to be the moral voice of the climate talks, reminding negotiators that their words, the texts that they fight about, have real consequences in people’s lives.”
FaithFaith and Reason
William O'Neill
Our common belief in human rights must be undergirded by a recognition that rights come with duties—including the duty to protect those whose rights are unequally threatened.
Archbishop Gallagher virtually addresses the U.N.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In a message to the U.N. Security Council, Pope Francis expressed opposition to war: “We are all brothers and sisters, journeying on the same earth, dwelling in a single common home.”
President Joe Biden addresses the 77th session of the U.N. General Assembly at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York City Sept. 21, 2022. (CNS photo/Caitlin Ochs, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Martin O’Malley
Why would President Biden—who has done so much to repair America’s alliances abroad—have us side with Iran, Saudi Arabia and North Korea in voting for continued use of the death penalty in the world?
A "Fridays for the Future" protest in Bonn, Germany on March 3, 2019 (Mika Baumeister via Unsplash)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Stephen McNulty
Young people are feeling more anxious, uncertain, and often hopeless about the climate crisis than ever. But in order to make real progress, we have to move past those feelings and let ourselves hope.
Politics & Society
Gerard O’Connell
Archbishop Gallagher on U.S.-Vatican relations, the Holy See joining the Paris climate agreement and where Pope Francis hopes to visit in the coming year.