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‘The Death of the Forest Is the End of Our Life’

 SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 BY ELIAS CRIM  A mural depicting Sister Dorothy Stang and other rainforest martyrs. (Source: Mongabay News, www.news.mongabay.com) Wilson Pinheiro, murdered in 1980. Vicente Canas, stabbed to death in 1987. Chico Mendez, assassinated in 1988. Jose...

Acedia, Ecology, And The Via Positiva

By Matthew Fox, 2 Sept 2019 During the industrial revolution the captains of industry complained about “sloth,” as the deadly sin of acedia was translated at that time.  They considered anyone who did not want to work 14-hour days, six days a week, alongside 12 year...

A Season for Undertaking Prophetic Action

Vatican Media Screenshot Pope Francis’ Message for World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation ‘Each Christian man and woman, every member of the human family, can act as a thin yet unique and indispensable thread in weaving a network of life that embraces everyone’ 1...

Amazonian Indigenous Peoples Speak Out

The Amazon sequesters vast amounts of carbon with its trees absorbing around a quarter of the carbon dioxide released annually by fossil fuels. The Amazon is also a major source of rain and weather patterns that maintain vital ecosystems across South America and...

Do not underestimate the destructive power of lies

...and do not ever imagine that your world cannot collapse, as ours did...many who were older and wiser than me at that time also shared my childlike state.  If disaster comes, you will find that all the myths you once cherished are of no use to you. You will see what...