NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The pan–African climate justice campaign, under the slogan ‘We Have Faith – ACT Now for Climate Justice’ seeks to mobilize African communities on climate justice, ahead of a Paris conference in December.
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(RNS) “Our species, though selected to be a caretaker or steward (khalifah) on the earth, has been the cause of such corruption and devastation on it,” the statement says.
“Excessive pollution from fossil fuels threatens to destroy the gifts bestowed on us by God, whom we know as Allah — gifts such as a functioning climate, healthy air to breathe, regular seasons, and living oceans,” they wrote.
WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 70 evangelical, Protestant and Catholic leaders signed the statement, organized by the group Faith in Public Life.
(RNS) The letter from evangelicals says that 230,000 “pro-life Christians” have contacted the Environmental Protection Agency in support of the plan.
(RNS) The Vatican hosts two conferences on human trafficking and climate change this week, inviting many U.S. mayors to the event. What do human trafficking and climate change have to do with each other and with religion? Let us ‘Splain . . . .
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The anti-capitalism activist praised Pope Francis for standing up to Republicans who are warring against environmentalists, as the Vatican continues its battle against climate change with a high-level conference at the Holy See.
ROME (RNS) Organizers estimated a crowd of 5,000 reached St. Peter’s Square to celebrate the pontiff’s tough stance on climate change, after parading through Rome under a canopy of painted banners.
(RNS) Overall there was plenty of applause for the encyclical — from among different faith groups, nonbelievers and, yes, scientists.