Justice, Peace and Ecology Articles

Extractive industries are a major contributor to climate change, since they are responsible for extracting the natural resources whose consumption and extraction release…

Extractive industries visibly tear open the land and pollute the air and water. What starts to go missing with such disruption isn’t as easily seen -- the animals, plants…

Extractive industries should respect and support the dignity of the human person, including the right to safeguard the global commons and sustainably develop natural…

Extractivism is a short-sighted model of development seen around the world that exploits natural resources on a massive scale, creating significant economic profits for…

Many countries with high levels of natural resource wealth also have higher rates of income inequality. This is known as the “resource curse,” or the “paradox of plenty.”…

Columban missionaries see close-up the growing threat of a massive depletion of natural resources and destruction of the environment caused by Extractive Industries. We…

2020 is the second and final year of the 116th Congress. As the entire world becomes more aware of the urgency of addressing climate change, the United States has a moral…

Extractive industries are a bedrock of our current economic model. In order to stop the damage being caused by these industries, we need to reimagine what our economic…

Advent invites us to have both the patience of “the farmer [who] waits for the precious fruit of the earth,” but also the urgency and impatience of “the prophets who spoke…

The United States government is forcing people to wait in Mexico while their asylum claim goes through the immigration court process. The President and his administration…

What the world needs from the Church now more than ever is its missionary mindset. By that, I do not mean a new evangelization program.

The urgency to strengthen the role of women in the Church in general and the Amazonian Church in particular was a prominent topic at the recent Amazonia Synod in the…