The Executive Committee of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania, meeting in Noumea, expressed concern about climate change saying: Of particular concern to us are rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and unusual rainfall patterns. These are affecting many of our communities in a harmful way. In some cases, entire regions and nations are […]
Welcoming the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si on the care of our common home, the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC) announced a series of regional seminars for South, South East, East and Central Asia. According to the Climate Change Desk of the FABC, the seminars will “raise awareness of both the scientific […]
Pope Francis links the ecological crisis and forced displacement, pointing out that those forcibly displaced by environmental degradation and climate change are not protected by international humanitarian law. Environmental refugees are a new category of refugees who are not effectively assisted by the international community. Who are the people in your region who […]
The official delegation of the Lutheran World Federation to the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 19) has decided to fast in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable who are disproportionately affected by extreme weather events. Find out more here.