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Pope Francis: To Address ‘Grave Environmental Crisis,’ Build Social Justice

Pope Francis: To Address ‘Grave Environmental Crisis,’ Build Social Justice

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Pope Francis warned on Wednesday that the world is facing a “grave environmental crisis” and spoke of the intersection between social justice and the protection of nature. The pontiff’s comments, made in the Kenyan capital at the start of his first visit to the continent, […]

Rallying with Pope, Climate Justice Campaigners Hail ‘Shovel-Ready Solution’

Rallying with Pope, Climate Justice Campaigners Hail ‘Shovel-Ready Solution’

Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer An hour after Pope Francis spoke to Congress and issued “a call for a courageous and responsible effort […] to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity,” a rally on the National Mall highlighted a “shovel-ready solution” to the […]

Pope Blasts ‘Unbridled Capitalism’; Begs Forgiveness from Native Americans

Pope Blasts ‘Unbridled Capitalism’; Begs Forgiveness from Native Americans

Published on Friday, July 10, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer In a far-reaching speech in Bolivia on Thursday, Pope Francis offered his apologies to, and begged forgiveness from, the native people of the Americas as he acknowledged the brutal treatment they received throughout the so-called “conquest of America.” In a speech that also touched on the […]

Solar Panels Are Part of the Pope’s Revolution—But So Is Dismantling Structural Racism

Solar Panels Are Part of the Pope’s Revolution—But So Is Dismantling Structural Racism

Written by Anthony Giancatarino, Jun 19, 2015 On Thursday, June 18, Pope Francis released his highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Laudato Sii (Praised Be). The encyclical, a letter from the Pope that addresses moral and theological issues, drives home the message that we cannot sustain a world rooted in the economy of exclusion and extraction—a world […]