A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has paralysed Kathmandu and wreaked havoc on Pokhra and surrounding areas in Nepal and northern India. There are hundreds of casualties, with some reports of over 1000 dead. The structural damage to Kathmandu is extensive, which is still experiencing strong aftershocks and loss of power.
What does it mean to be truly pro-life? Amid debates over abortion and the death penalty, Catholic ecologists say that one issue is often overlooked in discussions involving human life and dignity – the environment.
Every day Tommy Kleyn from Rotterdam, Netherlands, rides his bike to work. But there is one part of the route that’s not pleasant to see — the north corner of a canal that’s filled with trash.
Off the southeast coast of Sulawesi's sprawling limbs, I experienced a warmth and sense of belonging that I knew I was unlikely to find again on my journey through the South Seas. However, in a village where people are defined by their ability to catch fish, I also discovered a traditional belief system that left its disabled people badly isolated.
Star Wars fans have been warned to stay far, far, away from a Tunisian town that was the inspiration for Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine — due to a threat of being taken hostage by ISIS.The dusty desert town of Tataouine, Tunisia has recently been overrun with bloodthirsty jihadists who have pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State, according to CNN.
Arctic sea ice this year is the smallest in winter since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term climate change, US data showed on Thursday. The ice floating on the Arctic Ocean around the North Pole reached its maximum annual extent of just 14.54 million square kms on February 25 - slightly bigger than Canada - and is now expected to shrink with a spring thaw.
Roughly 20 percent of the Amazon rain-forest has been lost. It's a daunting figure, which according to experts is linked to massive mineral exploitation, the planting of crops that don't go well with the land and invasive livestock. The Vatican is concerned and it's speaking out.
American Religious leaders from across the faith spectrum gathered Feb. 20 at the Capitol to seek action to combat climate change and to mitigate its effects, whether it be at the federal level or in local communities.
Just as the forests are central to the lives of indigenous peoples in the Philippines, so too we areinvited to become more connected by looking closelyat six types of Australian forests. We will find the giftsof God displayed there and find out more aboutourselves in the process. “There is a covenantbetween human beings and the environment”, saidPope Benedict XVI during his World Day of PeaceMessage 2008.
Protecting the environment is a Christian duty not just reserved for ‘green’ activists, Pope Francis said on Monday 9 February. The Pope tackled the topic of creation in his morning homily at Casa Santa Marta, warning that Christians must be the protectors of the natural world, not its masters.
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