The Catholic aid organisation CIDSE (Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité) has called on the EU “to make the ‘Green Deal’ work” for Europe’s international partner countries, the climate and biodiversity.
The Pope’s Exhortation “Querida Amazonia” recalls the messages of Laudato Si’, inviting us to save the Amazon and the whole planet in solidarity and collaboration with all its inhabitants, undertaking a deep conversion.
“We need to start or keep looking at the Common Home from a woman’s perspective”, insists professor Sister Alessandra Smerilli, warning “dominant” male view “distorts reality”
Brussels-based Church development group CIDSE calls tragedy that killed 19 and left over a million homeless “a catastrophic case of corporate negligence”
“European citizens want to break free of the connection between the products in their homes and shocking stories of exploited labour and devastated ecosystems”, insists CIDSE
Deplore the “ongoing injustice” of money needed for COVID-19 prevention and treatment “still being diverted to debt repayments”
At the opening of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis stressed the inextricable link between caring for our home and the way our economy works.
The Catholic aid, development and social justice organisation CIDSE (Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité) has backed Pope Francis’ call to the countries of the global North to repay the “ecological debt” they owe to the South after having “enriched themselves by exploiting the natural resources” of those poorer southern nations.
In the recent years, scandals involving multinational companies have proliferated, putting into question the morality of our economic system
In a statement coordinated by CIDSE – the Catholic NGO for international cooperation for development and solidarity – 110 bishops and cardinals from all over the world have called on States to enforce corporate social responsibility, denouncing that “irresponsible companies are complicit in acts of violence and suffering”.
Opinion by Josianne Gauthier, Secretary General of Catholic organisation Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité, CIDSE.
Five years after the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the “care for our common home”, representatives of EU Bishops’ Conferences, as well as Catholic organisations and movements, held in Brussels the Third European Laudato Si’ Reflection Day on Thursday 28 May 2020.
In a joint statement with more than 50 other civil society organisations, Catholic group Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (“International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity”; CIDSE) has urged the EU to use the coronavirus pandemic to “fast-forward the transition to a just, sustainable future”.
Faith-based organisations have released a statement insisting on the need for “ambitious and urgent” climate action despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
A few days ago, the United Nations officially announced the postponement of the climate change conference COP 26, planned for November of this year in Glasgow.
Catholic groups including CIDSE – an umbrella organisation of Church development agencies in Europe and North America – have joined an open letter calling on governments to commit to a “healthier and more equitable future” after COVID-19.
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, announced that Pope Francis will convene the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2022, with the theme, “For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission”.
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis invites Catholic communities to participate in Laudato Si’ Week, from 16 to 24 May.
On married priests and women deacons, “Francis needs to bite this bullet” and “soon”, the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Ireland has warned.
An Irish Church development organisation has denounced that disasters stemming from climate change kill 14 times more women than men.
Lent is starting today. This is a special time of the year when we are invited to pray, reflect and feel closer to one another.
The President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, has thanked Pope Francis for the “loud cry of the Church for the rights of poor” that he raised in his post-Amazon Synod apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia.
A group of French laypeople has said Pope Francis’ post-Amazon Synod apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia, is an invitation to be “inventive” in the Church “without waiting for the hierarchy”.
Catholics from four German dioceses will join their Protestant brothers and sisters this Lent in fasting to save the planet from climate change.
Bishops, theologians and Church observers are continuing to insist that the Pope “hasn’t shut the door” to optional celibacy in his post-Amazon Synod apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia (QA).
The next ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops has been scheduled for “for autumn 2022”, to ensure a “greater involvement” of the whole Church “in the preparation and celebration” of the synod, said a note February 15 from the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops.
CIDSE advocates for strengthening legal frameworks to support responsible business activity by setting clear obligations for all based on shared responsibility.
The World Economic Forum in Davos, the annual meeting of political, economic and civil leaders that make up what’s been called the “NGO of the status quo”, is in its edition this year plundering the Bible for lessons on winning back trust in capitalism and globalisation.