“Our Mother Earth”: Pope Francis’ New Book

Book cover of Nuestra Madre la Tierra (Our Mother the Earth)

Pope Francis’ new book, “Our Mother Earth,” will be published by the Vatican Publishing House [Libreria Editrice Vaticana] on October 24, 2019, reported Vatican News.

With a Prologue written by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, the work is a compilation of the addresses, messages and homilies in which Pope Francis refers to the defense of the environment and appeals for the promotion of a worthy life for all … [more…]

Ojibwe Grandmother has walked 17,000 km to raise consciousness about water

Ojibwe Grandmother has walked 17,000 km to raise consciousness about water

"She takes care of the Lifeblood of Mother Earth – water." A First Nations elder who has "walked the equivalent of half the earth’s circumference" to build awareness about pollution, laws, fracking, and the selling of the water, is being honoured today in Toronto. Josephine Mandamin received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation at a ceremony held at Queen’s Park.

Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick … [more…]

This sister earth now cries out to us –Pope Francis

This sister earth now cries out to us –Pope Francis

Pope Francis makes a religious, ethical, humane, scientific, and practical case for stewardship of this earth and its waters, with moral and ethical bases for “the choices which determine our behaviour”. His case does not require any reader to be Catholic or Christian, as the Pope integrates his faith with the science of an integral ecology.

You don’t have to agree with everything he wrote (I don’t) to agree with … [more…]