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Laudato si' (24 May 2015) | Francis

  2021-09-09 (or before) in The Vatican

Encyclical Letter Laudato si' of the Holy Father Francis on care for our common home (24 May 2015)

  Tagged under: Activism | Religion | Pope Francis

Related Articles (26)

22: Religious groups as environmental activists

  2024-02-12 (or before) in Elgaronline from Edward Elgar Publishing

We first recall counterexamples where religion is used to exclude poor people from access to nature, e.g. high-caste Hindus consider rivers as sacred and simultaneously exclude Dalits from water use. We also recall the strong links between European Christianity and coloniality. Moreover, religion does not always mean organised religions with scriptures and clergy. In human societies, the difference between natural entities and anthropomorphic or zoomorphic religious beings is not clear cut. Snowed mountain tops are worshipped as Apus in the Andes. In India many Indigenous villages conserve sacred groves. In this thematic chapter...

  Tagged under: Rivers | Mexico | Religion | Indonesia | Africa | Activism

U.S. faith groups do not view climate change as a crisis, new poll finds - The Washington Post

  2023-10-06 in The Washington Post

Among White evangelicals, the view that the Earth is in crisis dropped — from 13 percent in 2014 to 8 percent today.

  Tagged under: Religion

The Faith Factor in Climate Change: How Religion Impacts American Attitudes on Climate and Environmental Policy | PRRI

  2023-10-04 in PRRI

The majority of all Americans (61%) believe that climate change is caused mostly by human activity such as burning fossil fuels, according to a national survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) examining Americans’ assessments of the threats of climate change, how it affects their lives and voting behavior, and what steps they are willing to take to combat climate change, with particular focus on the impact of religion on such views.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts | Religion

Pope urges rich world to make profound changes to tackle climate crisis

  2023-10-04 in The Guardian

Francis also defends climate protesters and calls on governments to make Cop28 in Dubai a turning point

  Tagged under: COP28 | Climate Change | Religion | Pope Francis

"Laudate Deum": Apostolic Exhortation to all people of good will on the climate crisis (4 October 2023) | Francis

  2023-10-04 (or before) in The Vatican

Laudate Deum: Apostolic Exhortation to all people of good will on the climate crisis, 4 October 2023

  Tagged under: Climate Justice | Religion | Pope Francis

Texas fracking billionaire brothers fuel rightwing media with millions of dollars

  2023-09-05 in The Guardian

Farris and Dan Wilks’ deep pockets fund climate denialism education, conservative politicians and pro-fossil fuel projects

  Tagged under: Texas | Fracking | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Religion

Pope Francis to lay bare ‘terrible world war’ on nature in papal letter

  2023-08-30 in The Guardian

Follow-up to 2015 encyclical on climate crisis urges people to take side of ‘victims of environmental injustice’

  Tagged under: Religion | Pope Francis

Climate Justice: Following Jesus in a World of Climate Breakdown

  2023-07-22 (or before) in YouTube

  Tagged under: Religion | Climate Justice

Both science and faith: Church of England selling stakes in oil, gas companies over lack of climate action

  2023-06-27 by in Balkan Green Energy News

The church intends to divest its holdings in the remaining 11 oil and gas companies in its investment portfolio by the end of 2023.

  Tagged under: Religion

C of E divests of fossil fuels as oil and gas firms ditch climate pledges

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Church pension and endowment funds shed holdings after U-turns by BP and Shell

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | BP | Shell | Religion

Justin Welby apologises for likening climate threat to Nazis

  2021-11-01 in The Guardian

Archbishop of Canterbury said inaction would cause ‘genocide on infinitely greater scale’ than Holocaust

  Tagged under: COP26 | Religion

Laudato si' (24 May 2015) | Francis

  2021-09-09 (or before) in The Vatican

Encyclical Letter Laudato si' of the Holy Father Francis on care for our common home (24 May 2015)

  Tagged under: Activism | Religion | Pope Francis

Christian leaders unite to issue stark warning over climate crisis

  2021-09-07 in The Guardian

Archbishop of Canterbury, pope and leader of Orthodox church ask for people’s prayers ahead of Cop26

  Tagged under: COP26 | Religion | Pope Francis

His Holiness Pope Francis | Our moral imperative to act on climate change [Italian]

  2021-03-04 (or before) in YouTube

(Turn on subtitles using the CC button in the bottom right of your screen.)Take action on climate change at global climate crisi...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Religion | Pope Francis | Sustainability

An evangelical scientist on reconciling her religion and the realities of climate change - The Washington Post

  2021-02-26 in The Washington Post

Katharine Hayhoe says using our voices to call for action can help change social norms.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Religion

His Holiness Pope Francis: Our moral imperative to act on climate change -- and 3 steps we can take

  2020-10-11 (or before) by in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

The global climate crisis will require us to transform the way we act, says His Holiness Pope Francis. Delivering a visionary TED Talk from Vatican City, the spiritual leader proposes three courses of action to address the world's growing environmental problems and economic inequalities, illustrating how all of us can work together, across faiths and societies, to protect the Earth and promote the dignity of everyone. "The future is built today," he says. "And it is not built in isolation, but rather in community and in harmony." (In Italian with subtitles. Watch this talk in English at and Spanish at go...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Religion | Pope Francis

Five Years After Speaking Out on Climate Change, Pope Francis Sounds an Urgent Alarm - Inside Climate News

  2020-08-07 in Inside Climate News

When Pope Francis issued his landmark teaching document on climate change in 2015, his words went straight to the heart of Susan Varlamoff. Varlamoff, 70, a biologist, read Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in the 1960s and speaks proudly of a Catholic faith that embraces science and calls on church members to take care of the […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cars | Religion | Pope Francis

Church fund urges other ExxonMobil investors to sack board over climate

  2020-04-24 in The Guardian

Church Commissioners writes to fellow shareholders ahead of protest vote at oil giant’s AGM

  Tagged under: Exxon | Religion

Inside, Outside – XR, Church & Change

  2019-11-15 in ViaMedia.News - Rediscovering the Middle Ground

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, former Chair of the General Synod’s Human Sexuality Group and member of the co-ordinating group for the Living in Love and Faith project October was a strange month…

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Religion

The Spiritual Invitation of Climate Chaos

  2019-11-01 in Professor Jem Bendell - Deep Adaptation to societal breakdown

What is the role of religion and spirituality in helping humanity respond to the tragic situation we face with rapid climate change?

  Tagged under: Religion

Faith Bridge blog - Christian Aid

  2019-10-05 (or before) in Christian Aid - UK charity fighting global poverty - Christian Aid

How one woman became involved with the faith bridge

  Tagged under: Religion

Climate change: what faith groups can do

  2019-10-03 in Bath Quakers - Local meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

Christine Goodgame-Nobes sends an article from Marigold Bentley of the Quaker Committee for Christian & Interfaith Relations (QCCIR), under the heading Quakers, churches and sustainability in Q…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Religion | Sustainability

Pope Francis declares 'climate emergency' and urges action

  2019-06-14 by Jillian Ambrose in The Guardian

Addressing energy leaders, pope warns of ‘catastrophic’ effects of global heating

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Pope Francis | Religion | Climate Change

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God

  2019-06-03 (or before) in Splinter | The Truth Hurts

In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel: affirming science. Specifically, the 30-million-member group, which represents 51 Christian denominations, was debating how to advance a new platform called “For the Health of a Nation

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Religion

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God • Skeptical Science

  2018-04-07 by in Skeptical Science

The faith of evangelicals is no longer one that is driven by the teachings of Jesus, but instead is one that is founded and built upon a belief in oil. This is funded and driven by fossil fuel interests.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | Religion

The pope v the UN: who will save the world first?

  2015-06-23 in The Guardian

Both Pope Francis and the United Nations have issued big statements about where they feel the world should be going. So far, the pontiff is winning by a country mile

  Tagged under: Religion | Pope Francis

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