Justice, Peace and Ecology Articles

As Catholic missionaries who have a long history of working in cross-cultural settings around the world, we have seen how police and military violence are used to …

The Synod marks a turning point, a before and after of the Church. It is a ray of light that affirms hope in a time of great darkness. This current historical moment is…

We choose to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence that reflects an inner well-being, just social and economic structures, active nonviolence in the face of…

Every morning on the news and every evening, we hear the drumbeats of possible war with Iran or North Korea; we hear, too, the cry of the victims we will likely never meet…

We invite you to come and see the reality beyond the rhetoric. By taking these nine steps, we hope you will gain a greater understanding of what is really going on at the…

Columbans around the world see how the massive extraction of natural resources is one of the root causes of many other injustices: species extinction, climate change, and…

Throughout the Amazon, indigenous and local communities are being threatened and displaced by extractive industries, like logging, oil, gas, and dam projects, as well as…

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.”…