All posts tagged: environment

Why Pope Francis and the Church Treat Climate Change as a Moral Issue

Originally posted on Millennial:
Last month, NPR (National Public Radio) held a workshop for energy and environment reporters in Chicago. I was invited to be on a panel titled “The Environment as a Moral Question” and outline Catholic teaching on ecology and climate change. Here are some excerpts of my address: Catholic Social Teaching In order to frame my remarks, it’s important to first outline Catholic Social Teaching (CST). The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes Catholic Social Teaching as a body of key magisterial documents that together “propose principles for reflection; provide criteria for judgment; [and] give guidelines for action” (2423). These magisterial documents include papal encyclicals, like Laudato Si, and, according to William J. Byron, S.J. CST, generally contain ten themes: Human Dignity, Respect for Human Life, Association, Participation, Preferential Protection for the Poor and Vulnerable, Solidarity, Stewardship, Subsidiarity, Human Equality and the Common Good. Stewardship The CST principle of stewardship is rooted in the biblical insights that creation is intrinsically good and that humanity has a vocation to “cultivate and care for”…

TED Talk Tuesday: Magical Houses Made of Bamboo

Many of you may know that bamboo is a sustainable resource, but did you ever think it would be a great idea to use it to build your home? That is exactly what Elora Hardy and her team do. Watch below to find out more. Hosting a TEDx event? Download this TED theme. Interested in joining the G.U.M Team? Email gumblogging@gmail.com.  If you liked this post, you might also like: How the FBI is creating terrorists A Warriors Cry Against Child Marriage Why You Will Fail To Have A Great Career