WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has extended invitations to Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama to meet before the Nov. 4 election and discuss their views on a variety of election issues. Continue reading Bishops invite McCain, Obama to meet before election
Cattle ranching is blamed for up to 70% of current Amazon deforestation
Norway has pledged $1bn (£500m) to a new international fund to help Brazil protect the Amazon rainforest.
The donation is the first to the fund which Brazil hopes will raise $21bn to protect Amazon nature reserves. Continue reading Norway joins fight to save Amazon
BRUSSELS, Sep 16 (IPS) – Less than half of development aid approved by the European Commission is explicitly linked to international objectives on reducing poverty, a new study has found. Continue reading Less Than Half of EU Aid Tackles Poverty
Following the historic Zimbabwe power-sharing agreement, the Archbishop of Harare has called for “a lot of courage and a lot of humility” from its leaders to turn the crisis-hit country around. Continue reading Zimbabwe: archbishop calls for humility from new government
International Lights out campaign: Takes place on September 17, 2008 from 21:50 to 22:00 hours. The proposal is to turn off as many lights and electrical appliances as possible. This effort can help alert people to the importance of energy conservation.
Though we come from a variety of backgrounds and walks of life, we agree that the use of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment against prisoners is immoral, unwise, and un-American. Continue reading Declaration of Principles for a Presidential Executive Order on Prisoner Treatment, Torture and Cruelty
Catholic parents in Kenya have been encouraged to monitor the media their children are exposed to, at the country’s first Catholic media festival Continue reading First Catholic media festival held in Kenya
Today the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Father Fradereck Chiromba was amongst those attending the signing of the power-sharing deal which has sparked new hope for the people of Zimbabwe. Continue reading Zimbabwe: Catholic Bishops urge healing and reconciliation
WISE COUNTY, Va. – September 15 – At 6 a.m. this morning, approximately 50 peaceful protesters entered the construction site of Dominion Virginia’s (NYSE: D) Wise County coal-fired power plant. Nearly 20 protesters locked their bodies to eight large steel drums, two of which have operational solar panels affixed to the top that illuminated a banner reading, “renewable jobs to renew Appalachia.” In addition to those locked to the construction site, more than 25 protesters from across the country convened in front of the plant singing and holding a 10’x30′ banner which read, “we demand a clean energy future.” Continue reading Protesters From Across the Country Join Wise County VA Residents to Oppose Coal Plant’s Impact on Environment and Health and to Demand a Clean Energy Future