Finding Humanity: September 16 – 22

by Sep 21, 2020Blog, Finding Humanity in crisis0 comments

In the midst of this crisis in which we live, we want to share with you some good weekly news, news of hope, important or simple acts and gestures that unite us as a community of men and women of faith-driven by the force of hope.


Pope to Christian journalists: ‘be bearers of hope’

Pope Francis on Friday received in audience in the Vatican representatives from the Belgian Catholic magazine, “Tertio”. He spoke to them about the call of a Christian media person.

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Coronavirus: the storm that is toppling the facade

Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemia. The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. On this foundational idea, “Covid19: Building a Healthier Future” has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Communication and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.

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CAFOD: Change of heart needed to renew Our Common Home

CAFOD’S Director of Advocacy talks about the importance of Pope Francis’ message for the Season of Creation, and the need for urgent climate action.

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Living Medicine: On Plant Intelligence And Natural Healing

“Every time some new evidence of plant-based intelligence intrudes on my awareness, it confronts perspectives about the world that I inherited from my culture or my family or my schooling, and some portion of that received worldview crumbles, and something new takes its place. The world is a great deal different than we have been led to believe. In fact, we know very little about what goes on here. The ancient Athenians had a word for that moment when some intangible part of ourselves leaves our bodies and touches a living intelligence in the world: aisthesis. There is an exchange of soul essence accompanied by a gasp of recognition, a deep breath, an inspiration.” In this compelling interview, Stephen Harrod Buhner shares profound insights into the spirit and science behind plant intelligence and natural healing.

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Google And Facebook Announce Plans To Become Carbon Neutral

The tech giants are stepping up to reduce their impact on climate change. Facebook and Google are becoming carbon neutral businesses, joining competitors Apple and Microsoft in committing to putting no excess carbon into the atmosphere. Google, which first committed to going carbon neutral in 2007, has retroactively offset all carbon it has ever emitted since its creation in 1998. It has also committed to being 100% powered by renewable energy by 2030. Facebook will be 100% powered by renewable energy this year. Microsoft led the way in January of this year when it announced its plan to be carbon negative by 2030 and erase all of its historical emissions by 2050. Apple also plans to be carbon neutral by 2030.

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