Blog Archive: Laudato Si Archives - Bright Now

5

Oct

2016

Seven Catholic institutions announce divestment from fossil fuels

On the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, Tuesday 4 October, seven Catholic institutions around the world announced that they plan to divest from fossil fuel companies, citing the inspiration of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Sì.

Among the organisations joining the divestment announcement, the largest so far in the Catholic Church, were the Jesuits of the English Canada province; the Missionary Society of St Columban, based in Hong Kong; Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea; Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesians) in Italy; the Diocese of Umuarama, Brazil – the first Catholic diocese to do so; St Louis-based SSM Health in the US; and Federation of Christian Organisations for the International Voluntary Service in Italy. Read more

21

Aug

2015

“Well-meaning but somewhat naïve”? Bishop David Atkinson responds to the GWPF on ‘Laudato Si’.

As David Atkinson, former Bishop of Thetford and former Trustee of Operation Noah says, it is not often that two members of the House of Lords suggest that the Pope is ‘well-meaning but somewhat naïve’. However, in their recent briefing paper Bernard Donoughue and Peter Forster, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) do just that.

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