Martin Smith
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Cardinal welcomes emergence of the ‘Laudato Si’ generation

Young people’s intensified demand for climate action is a sign of hope during the planet’s ecological crisis, says Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Vatican-based Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. “There are so many signs of hope; God is raising up people around the world to come together to care for our common home; […]

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Pope Francis: ‘The common good has become global’

Vatican City, May 2, 2019 / 11:01 am (CNA).- Pope Francis called on nations to work toward a global common good Thursday, particularly in confronting climate change, human trafficking, and nuclear threats. “In the current situation of globalization not only of the economy but also of technological and cultural exchanges, the nation state is no […]

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After protests, Britain’s parliament declares climate change ’emergency’

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament declared a symbolic climate change “emergency” on Wednesday, backing a call by opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for “rapid and dramatic action” to protect the environment for generations to come.   Eleven days of protests by the Extinction Rebellion activist group caused major disruptions in central London in recent weeks, […]

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Ecology and Jesuits in Communication – EcoJesuit

  Inspired by a young Swedish student’s solo protest on climate inaction, students around the world strike and demand climate action from their governments   A protest that started with a 15-year-old Swedish girl who refused to go to school unless politicians start “prioritizing the climate question” has snowballed into a global movement fueled by […]

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Why France’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters are rioting in Paris and across the country

What are they protesting against? Macron’s government has imposed several climate change-related fuel taxes in recent months — including another slated to take effect in January. Macron says the taxes are meant to encourage drivers to exchange diesel-fuelled vehicles for more environmentally-friendly models, but many middle-class French citizens say the taxes are squeezing them to the […]

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