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S+L BLOG: Environment



Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For February 2016, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Care for Creation – That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations.  Asia – That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith ...read more
Why should we care for the environment? by Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSE and Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann We began with a simple question and the quest for the answer led us to fascinating discoveries. We never thought, when we started working on this project, that we would one day have an encyclical on the environment, on the care ...read more
As Canada’s only Catholic Television Network that broadcasts across the nation 24 hours a day seven days a week, we run a fairly tight operation. With 30 or so full time employees, everyone is constantly doing one thing or another. But when it comes to lunch time, there is no messing around. We sit, we ...read more
In the lead up to COP21—the landmark international climate change summit in Paris—a massive climate mobilization has started happening around the world. On Sunday, November 29 at Queen’s Park in downtown Toronto, an event called “Light the Way to Climate Action” saw thousands of people come together of all faiths and backgrounds to stand in ...read more
This photo taken in Basilica of St Denis in Paris, where the petition delivery event took place on November 28. Bernd Nilles, Secretary General of CIDSE; Yeb Saño, leader of the People’s Pilgrimage; Tomás Insua, Global Coordinator of the Global Catholic Climate Movement; Mgr Josef Sayer, Misereor (Germany); Cardinal Cláudio Hummes OFM, President of Pan-Amazonian ...read more
Many people have asked me either how we came to work on a project about the environment, or how we ended up with the format that we ended up with. My response is always that we began with one question, “why should we care for the environment?” and we tried to be honest and thorough ...read more
On Thursday, November 26, 2015, Pope Francis address the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Below you will find the full text of his prepared remarks: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Nairobi, Visit to U.N.O.N. Thursday, November 26, 2015 I would like to thank Madame Sahle-Work Zewde, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, for ...read more
A few months ago a group of us at Salt and Light signed up for Community Supported Agriculture program with Willo Wind Farms, you can read more about that here. And now that the Fall is upon us and we’re nearing the end of the season here’s what I took away: Everything tasted way, way better ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis held a special liturgy for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. ...read more
Dr. Carolyn Woo, the CEO and President of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), was one of five presenters invited by the Vatican to speak at the June 18, 2015 press conference launching Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. Drawing on her 14 years as dean of the Mendoza School of Business at the University ...read more