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Together for change: exchanging ideas for a sustainable and fair transition

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:00

In the late spring and summer of 2017, a group young volunteers from CIDSE member organizations met in Portugal and Belgium to share, learn and experience hands-on the profound transformation we are called to towards more just and sustainable ways of living, in harmony with nature and respecting people’s livelihoods. Here below their stories and reflections from the camps!

Living the ecological conversion of Laudato Si’

Saturday, 17 June 2017 12:20

Two years ago, Pope Francis released his groundbreaking encyclical Laudato Si’ that describes the social and environmental crisis we are facing and calls on humankind to care for our common home. One group of youth got to experience firsthand the ecological conversion Pope Francis speaks of in his encyclical at a Laudato Si’-inspired camp.

On anniversary of Laudato Si’, bishops of Mozambique call for respect of land rights

Thursday, 15 June 2017 09:59

To mark the second anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, the Bishops’ Conference of Mozambique has issued a pastoral letter that appeals to social, religious, economic and political actors to care for our common home and seek together what is best for their country and those who inhabit it.

Nations must step up their leadership and citizens their actions to reduce climate change in face of US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Thursday, 01 June 2017 14:44

The announcement that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement that was ratified under the Obama administration in September 2016 is a disappointing setback in the global struggle against climate change.

Pressure for accountability of global businesses goes up

Thursday, 18 May 2017 15:15

Recent victories against mining projects in Latin America and Asia increase the pressure for accountability of global businesses