Messenger One of the problems in communicating about climate change is that it has been ghettoized as a strictly environmental message promoted by liberal messengers. This makes it easy for some to dismiss it.
According to his own statementBartholomew organized the event, which wraps up tomorrow, "to explore the pressing environmental problems of Greece, examining the connections between ecology and economy, particularly in the context of pressing social and environmental challenges of our time. Last September, the pope and the patriarch penned a groundbreaking joint statement on ecology to kick off the ecumenical Season of Creation.
And now, Pope Francis continues to support his brother Bartholomew with the following message released by the Vatican earlier today.
With heartfelt appreciation for this worthy initiative, which follows a series of similar symposia in various parts of the world, I also greet His Beatitude Hieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, as well as the authorities, the distinguished speakers and participants.
I recall vividly my visit to Lesvos, together with Your Holiness and His Beatitude Hieronymos II, to express our common concern for the plight of the migrants and refugees there. While enchanted by the scenery of the blue sky and sea, I was struck by the thought that such a beautiful sea had become a tomb for men, women and children who had for the most part sought only to escape inhumane conditions in their own homelands.
There I was able to witness for myself the generosity of the Greek people, so richly imbued with human and Christian values, and their efforts, despite the effects of their own economic crisis, to comfort those who, dispossessed of all material goods, had made their way to their shores.
Today we must honestly ask ourselves a basic question: In the wake of the ecological crisis we ought to undertake a serious examination of conscience regarding the protection of the planet entrusted to our care cf.
The ecological crisis now affecting all of humanity is ultimately rooted in the human heart, that aspires to control and exploit the limited resources of our planet, while ignoring the vulnerable members of the human family. The duty to care for creation challenges all people of good will, and calls upon Christians to acknowledge the spiritual roots of the ecological crisis, and cooperate in offering an unequivocal response.
The annual World Day of Prayer for Creation is a step in this direction, for it demonstrates our shared concern and aspiration to work together in facing this delicate issue.
It is my firm intention that the Catholic Church continue to journey together with Your Holiness and the Ecumenical Patriarchate along this path.
Pope encyclical on ‘ecological crisis’ asks us to examine our deepest values and beliefs June 18, pm EDT Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan. We live in an era of ecological crisis, which is a direct result of human actions. Natural scientists have been debating whether the current historical epoch should be called the Anthropocene, in order to mark the period in which human activities became the primary driver of global ecological change. Ecological Crisis and the Tragedy of the Commodity by Stefano B. Longo, Rebecca Clausen and Brett Clark We live in an era of ecological crisis, which is a direct result of human actions.
It is likewise my hope that Catholics and Orthodox, together with the faithful of other Christian Communities and all people of goodwill, may actively work together in local contexts for the care of creation and for a sustainable and integral development. Beloved brother in Christ, I am profoundly grateful for your commitment to involve religious leaders, scientists, politicians, and business leaders in creating an important network to effectively respond to current challenges.
In assuring you of my remembrance in prayer, I exchange with Your Holiness a fraternal embrace of peace.The ecological crisis now affecting all of humanity is ultimately rooted in the human heart, that aspires to control and exploit the limited resources of our planet, while .
Introduction The ecological crisis has now become an important topic throughout the years.
Even so, toward the end of the last century, the issues of such crises became a focal talking point of governments, international organisations and scholars. "It would hardly be helpful to describe symptoms", begins Chapter III of Laudato si, "without also acknowledging the human origins of the ecological crisis." Francis wants to show that the looming threats that he has delineated in Chapter I have cultural roots, deeper than physics and thermodynamics: roots in the way that we human beings .
The Challenge of the Environmental Crisis Ours is a period when the human community is in search of new and sustaining relationships to the earth amidst an environmental crisis that threatens the very existence of all life-forms on the planet.
While the particular causes and solutions of this crisis are being debated by scientists, economists.
It would hardly be helpful to describe symptoms without acknowledging the human origins of the ecological crisis. A certain way of understanding human life and activity has gone awry, to the.
Ecological Crisis and the Tragedy of the Commodity by Stefano B. Longo, Rebecca Clausen and Brett Clark We live in an era of ecological crisis, which is a direct result of human actions.