Justice, Peace and Ecology Articles

Human induced climate change is the most serious and pressing ecological challenge facing the world today with far reaching impacts on both the human and natural world.…

The Amazon, integral to the fabric of all life throughout the globe is often referred to as, "the lungs of the planet" (LS #38). What happens when the lungs are choked and…

A Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region is scheduled to meet in Rome in October 2019 with the theme, 'The Amazon: New paths for the Church and for integral ecology'.…

What is a synod, and why have one about the Amazon?

Migration is one of the major social phenomena of our time, a “sign of our times,” and the Gospel invites us to welcome the migrant as we would welcome Christ. We believe…

With so much heated rhetoric and misinformation out there, it’s hard to have a clear picture about what’s really happening in the US/Mexico border region. That’s why we…

With so much heated rhetoric and misinformation out there, it’s hard to have a clear picture about what’s really happening in the US/Mexico border region. That’s why we…

As Catholics and people of faith, God calls us to live in solidarity with others, especially with those who live in poverty or are marginalized.

On Friday, June 22, 2018 the Columban Mission Center received a letter from an immigrant mother separated from her son at the US/MX border. She is trying to request asylum…

Two years ago, on June 18, 2015 Columban missionaries welcomed and celebrated the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. The full title…

According to the Catholic Church, the right to water, as all human rights, finds its basis in human dignity and not in any kind of merely quantitative assessment that…