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‘Destroying the planet is against our religion,’ say Colorado Springs religious leaders at climate protest

By Debbie Kelley Photo: Christian Murdock

When religious leaders speak, people tend to listen. That’s why about 40 people representing different faith traditions gathered on the steps of Colorado Springs City Hall Friday to reiterate a theme common to the beliefs of Muslims, Jews, Christians and Buddhists: that the Earth and all creation are sacred gifts that need to be protected.


Biden to Discuss Climate Change With Pope Francis at Vatican

By Justin Sink Photo: Filippo Monteforte

President Joe Biden is expected discuss the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change with Pope Francis at the Vatican later this month, ahead of international summits in Rome and Glasgow, Scotland.


‘You are making the future today’, Pope tells youth climate activists

By Angelo Amante

Pope Francis on Wednesday praised youth climate campaigners for their efforts to tackle global warming and encouraged them to carry on with their work “for the good of humanity”. Thousands of young activists have converged on Milan this week for a Youth4Climate event, with some 400, from about 190 countries, due to engage with policymakers to hammer out proposals for tackling climate change.


Baltimore is hooking up a Black megachurch with some serious solar battery power

By Maria Gallucci Photo: David Gannon , Getty Images

Empowerment Temple, a predominantly Black megachurch in Baltimore’s Park Heights area, is a place neighbors can often go for free meals, school supplies, and drive-thru COVID-19 tests. Soon, they’ll also be able to visit the long, beige building to charge cell phones, refrigerate medications, and cool off (or warm up) during the next power outage.


Christian leaders unite to issue stark warning over climate crisis

By Harriet Sherwood Photo: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

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


Religious Americans Demand Climate Action

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons and Maggie Siddiqi Photo: Kerem Yucel , Getty Images

President Joe Biden has pursued a bold agenda to address the climate crisis. On his first day in office, he had the United States rejoin the Paris climate agreement.1 A week later, he signed an executive order to “Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.”2 On Earth Day, April 22, he convened world leaders to address the urgent need for collective action on the climate crisis. During that summit, he announced that the United States will target reducing planet-warming emissions by 50 percent to 52 percent across the economy by 2030 compared with 2005 levels.3


In the Midwest, faith communities are ramping up the fight against climate change

By Jena Brooker Photo: Grist / Amelia Bates

Outside the hulking limestone facade of Gesu Catholic Church and School in Detroit, Michigan, a group of fifth and sixth graders sit in the grass next to two rain gardens full of native plants — perennial flowers and grasses like Black Eyed Susans, Wild Strawberry, and Indian Grass.


Church offers guidelines for response to climate migration

By Christopher Wells

A new booklet published by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development “calls on us to broaden the way we look at this drama of our time” – the drama of “those driven from their homes by the climate crisis.”


Methodist Church dumps Shell over ‘inadequate’ climate plans

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Vatican official: Church divestment from fossil fuels is ‘moral imperative’

By Brian Roewe Photo: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

An official in the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development urged Catholic institutions around the world to divest from fossil fuels, calling it a moral and theological imperative and a response to Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment.