Center of Concern | Fri, Jun 15, 2012

CIDSE Activities in Rio

The CIDSE delegation, the Center of Concern's partners at the Rio+20 conference, have arrived and begun their work.  Keep track of their activities and reports from the scene.  Pictures of opening mass/press conference on Sunday are on our flickr pages, pics from our events at the People's Summit will follow today:

Engaging Faith | Fri, May 25, 2012

Faith engages ecology, Rio+20

Pope Benedict has not been shy in regards to issues of the environment. He has spoken frequently about everyone's right to food, right to water and responsible sharing. He has spoken about the real meaning of progress and development and what that means for our planet of limited resources. He has discussed climate change, the connection between science and nature, and how the path of cultivating peace is directly linked to protecting creation.  In preparation for the UN Conference Rio+20, some faith analysis is important reading.  Sell also the Faith, Econ omy and Ecology Transitions webpage.

Shenandoah Sojourn

Center of Concern | Fri, Nov 14, 2008

Shenandoah Sojourn

Of all the looming ecological crises, from climate change to loss of biodiversity to air pollution, perhaps this one, our disconnectedness from Creation, is both the most basic and the most dangerous.
On Hard Times & Dust

Center of Concern | Fri, Oct 24, 2008

On Hard Times & Dust

Much like the current crisis, the Depression wasn’t an event isolated to the world of finance. In fact, it was magnified by, and in turn magnified the impacts of, a corresponding ecological crisis. Much like we face today.
The Deserts are Growing...

Center of Concern | Mon, Apr 28, 2008

The Deserts are Growing...

"The external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast," asserted Pope Benedict XVI in his inaugural homily. The brokenness of our relationship with the natural world, as evidenced among other concerns by global warming, the extinction of species, polluted air and waterways, and soil depletion, reflects back to us the brokenness of our relationships within the human family.