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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #100 on: July 25, 2016, 08:32:11 PM »
‘World can’t afford to silence us’: black church leaders address climate change
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African American religious leaders have added their weight to calls for action on climate change, with one of the largest and oldest black churches in the US warning that black people are disproportionally harmed by global warming and fossil fuel pollution.

The African Methodist Episcopal church has passed its first resolution in its 200-year history devoted to climate change, calling for a swift transition to renewable energy.

“We can move away from the dirty fuels that make us sick and shift toward safe, clean energy like wind and solar that help make every breath our neighbors and families take a healthy one,” states the resolution, which also points to research showing that black children are four times as likely as white children to die from asthma.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/24/african-methodist-episcopal-church-climate-change-letter
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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #101 on: September 02, 2016, 07:57:46 PM »
Pope urges Christians to save planet from "debris, desolation and filth"
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ROME, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Thursday for concerted action against environmental degradation and climate change, renewing a fierce attack on consumerism and financial greed which, he said, were threatening the planet.

A year after publishing the first papal document dedicated to the environment, the pope urged Christians to make the defence of nature a core part of their faith, adding it to the seven "works of mercy" they are meant to perform.

"God gave us a bountiful garden, but we have turned it into a polluted wasteland of debris, desolation and filth," Francis said in a document released to coincide with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
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"May the works of mercy also include care for our common home," Francis said, adding that simple, daily gestures which broke with "the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness" would make a difference.

Even recycling rubbish, switching off lights and using a car pool or public transport would help, he said. "We must not think that these efforts are too small to improve our world."
http://news.trust.org/item/20160901112737-vkwlv/
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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #102 on: September 03, 2016, 12:42:50 AM »
Pope Francis is a miracle.

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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #103 on: September 05, 2016, 12:49:33 AM »
BBC Radio 4 has a thinkish godbothering spot on Sunday evenings called Something Understood, which is often worth a listen even for those, like me, beyond redemption. It was heartening to hear Mary Robinson (former Irish president, former UN Commissioner for Human Rights) tonight dedicate the whole programme to the issue of climate change, with a mea culpa for her late conversion to the issue - even if her take is wholly anthropocentric.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07sx9z5

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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #104 on: October 18, 2017, 04:22:07 PM »
The Pope just criticized the US for abandoning the Paris climate agreement
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“We see consequences of climate change every day,” the pope said in an address to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at its headquarters in Rome.

“Thanks to scientific knowledge, we know how we have to confront the problem and the international community has also worked out the legal methods, such as the Paris Accord, which sadly, some have abandoned,” he said. ...
http://www.businessinsider.com/paris-agreement-trump-us-pope-2017-10
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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #105 on: October 18, 2017, 10:48:54 PM »
The Pope just criticized the US for abandoning the Paris climate agreement
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“We see consequences of climate change every day,” the pope said in an address to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at its headquarters in Rome.

“Thanks to scientific knowledge, we know how we have to confront the problem and the international community has also worked out the legal methods, such as the Paris Accord, which sadly, some have abandoned,” he said. ...
http://www.businessinsider.com/paris-agreement-trump-us-pope-2017-10
When the Catholic Church can lecture the US government about recognizing the truths of science, we've turned some strange corner.
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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #106 on: October 19, 2017, 02:51:06 AM »
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When the Catholic Church can lecture the US government about recognizing the truths of science, we've turned some strange corner.
Terry

 ;D  So true!
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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #107 on: October 29, 2017, 11:13:48 AM »
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When the Catholic Church can lecture the US government about recognizing the truths of science, we've turned some strange corner.
Terry

 ;D  So true!
Indeed. Mad world.

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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #108 on: October 29, 2017, 12:09:57 PM »
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When the Catholic Church can lecture the US government about recognizing the truths of science, we've turned some strange corner.
Terry

 ;D  So true!
Indeed. Mad world.
Shows how strong "culture of fear" is?

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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #109 on: February 27, 2018, 08:41:16 PM »
U.S.

The Pope does not agree with EPA chief Pruitt’s fringe version of Christian environmentalism.

While Pruitt’s conflation of “dominion” and “domination” may not be theologically correct, Bookless said, his interpretation is certainly politically savvy. “It will appeal to people who have lost their jobs in industry and want them back,” he said. “The narrative will play to Trump’s supporters, but it’s not a view that’s mainstream Christian theology at all.”

https://newrepublic.com/article/147198/scott-pruitt-vs-pope
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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #110 on: February 27, 2018, 10:12:16 PM »
U.S.

The Pope does not agree with EPA chief Pruitt’s fringe version of Christian environmentalism.

While Pruitt’s conflation of “dominion” and “domination” may not be theologically correct, Bookless said, his interpretation is certainly politically savvy. “It will appeal to people who have lost their jobs in industry and want them back,” he said. “The narrative will play to Trump’s supporters, but it’s not a view that’s mainstream Christian theology at all.”

https://newrepublic.com/article/147198/scott-pruitt-vs-pope
The word "dominion"  is from translations by a bunch of English intellectuals about 500 years ago (when English was quite a bit different from what it is now) of Old Testament Books written in Greek and / or Latin and /or Hebrew written n thousand years ago .

Genesis 1:26-28 King James Version (KJV). 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Dr Johnson in his dictionary, published 1755 (of which each new member of the US Supreme Court is issued a copy), defines the word as follows:-

DOMINION. ʃ. [dominium, Latin.]
1. Sovereign authority ; unlimited power.
Tichll.
2. Right of poſſeſtion or uſe, without
being accountable, Locke.
g. Territory ; region ; diſtrict. Davies.
4. Predominance ; aſcendant. Dryden.
<;. An order of angels. Co'.-Jfum.

Some time ago, I read an article by a Jewish theologian suggesting that a better translation of dominion from the Hebrew (Amharic?) would be "stewardship".

Fire and Brimstone preachers avoid the uncomfortable truth that, unlike the Koran (Quran), the Bible is a right old hodge-podge of religious texts written originally in several languages, some originals now lost. . What is in and what is out was decided during a power struggle at a Synod in the 5th (?) century.

Interesting stuff. Maybe one day I will tell the story of why the Jordan Tax Law of 1955 possibly explains why Jesus was born in Bethlehem instead of his home village of Nazareth.
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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #111 on: February 28, 2018, 02:03:08 AM »
I don't understand why they use God's promise to mankind in the garden of eden but completely ignore the fall of mankind and the consequences of it. This is the punishment for eating the fruit.
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Genesis 17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’

“Cursed is the ground because of you;
    through painful toil you will eat food from it
    all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
    and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
    you will eat your food
until you return to the ground

To me the punishment is clear. If we want to live, we have to take care our environment. If we don't, thorns and thistles will make our lives miserable.
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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #112 on: June 10, 2018, 11:09:44 PM »
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-06/pope-oil-gas-executives-vatican-conference-energy-transition.html

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Addressing some 40 participants in a Vatican conference dedicated to “Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home”,  Pope Francis said “civiliazation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization"."
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[The two-day conference that wrapped up on Saturday] saw the participation of senior executives of leading oil and gas companies including ExxonMobil, Eni, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Equinor and Pemex.

In his speech, the Pope told them that climate change was a challenge of "epochal proportions” and said that the world needs to come up with an energy mix that combats pollution, eliminates poverty and promotes social justice.

His speech.

At CommonDreams: Face-to-Face With Oil Execs, Pope Francis Says Continued Use of Fossil Fuels Will 'Destroy Civilization'

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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #113 on: July 08, 2018, 12:57:27 PM »
Pope warns climate change turning Earth into desert, garbage
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Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change, continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threatens to turn the Earth into a vast pile of "rubble, deserts and refuse."

Francis made the appeal at a Vatican conference marking the third anniversary of his landmark environmental encyclical "Praise Be." The document, meant to spur action at the 2015 Paris climate conference, called for a paradigm shift in humanity's relationship with Mother Nature.

In his remarks, Francis urged governments to honor their Paris commitments and said institutions like the IMF and World Bank had important roles to play in encouraging reforms promoting sustainable development.

"There is a real danger that we will leave future generations only rubble, deserts and refuse," he warned. ...
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/pope-warns-climate-change-turning-earth-desert-garbage-56400765
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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #114 on: July 11, 2018, 08:11:17 PM »
Church of England to Divest Companies Not Backing Paris Climate Deal
- Religious group controls $16 billion across several funds
- Synod wants to see company action on climate pollution by 2023
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The Church of England took another step in prodding companies to adopt a green strategy, saying its 12 billion pounds ($16 billion) in funds will divest those that aren’t aligning themselves with the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The church’s governing General Synod passed a motion proposed by Canon Giles Goddard of its environmental working group committing the organization to sell shares in companies that haven’t lined up with the Paris goals by 2023, according to a statement.

“Today’s decision, including the amendment by Giles Goddard, will allow us to continue to push for real change in the oil and gas sector and use engagement, our voting rights and rights to file shareholder resolutions to drive the change we want to see,” said a spokesman.

The Church of England has been a loud advocate for action on environmental issues in recent years. It has challenged Exxon Mobil Corp. and Glencore Plc on how they should disclose data relevant to their strategies on climate change. In 2015, it vowed to sell some of its holdings in the most polluting fossil fuels including coal producers and oil sands. ...
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-09/church-of-england-to-divest-companies-not-backing-paris-deal
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Re: Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
« Reply #115 on: September 02, 2019, 06:44:37 PM »
Pope urges politicians to take 'drastic measures' on climate change
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-environment-pope/pope-urges-politicians-to-take-drastic-measures-on-climate-change-idUSKCN1VM161
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Calling the U.N. summit “of particular importance,” he added:

“There, governments will have the responsibility of showing the political will to take drastic measures to achieve as quickly as possible zero net greenhouse gas emissions and to limit the average increase in global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius with respect to pre-industrial levels, in accordance with the Paris Agreement goals.”
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