The COP26 – Conference on Climate Change

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is starting October 31, 2021. This meeting is important because: *it will review the commitments of each State (nationally determined contributions) following the Paris accord. 130 countries out of 190 have already made theirs but China, India, Saudi Arabia… are still owing. *they will discuss those issues that were suspended in 2015, notably how “carbon markets” will function (art. 6). The CCFD-Terre solidaire (Catholic Committee Against Hunger and for Development – Earth Solidarity) is running a campaign so…

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Fed by light

Chlorophyll allows light energy to be transformed into glucose from carbon monoxide (CO) and water.  So, in a way, plants are nourished by light.  Human beings are also called to be nourished by light.  And the light has been given to us in Christ.  Christ himself is nourished by the will of his Father, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me” Jn. 4:34. However, we need to make a real effort to let the light nourish us- because in today’s world…

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A Jubilee for the earth

Season of Creation 2020 A Jubilee for the earth As happens every year, from September 1st to October 4th, Christians and all persons of good will are invited to celebrate the “Season of creation”. This year an international ecumenical group has proposed the theme: “Jubilee for the earth”. In Christian tradition a jubilee is a time of liberation, of forgiving debts and letting the earth rest.  It is celebrated as a time for restoration, to repair our relationships with others and with the whole of Creation.  see Lev.…

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