More and more it is becoming clear that we are facing a moral and spiritual crisis of immense proportions on a global scale.
Staying up-to-date on current events seems especially overwhelming these days, so we’re here to offer the Columban take on what’s happening in Washington, DC and around the world. This month we delve into the current state of play on migration legislation and the Catholic commitment to climate action.
Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si', turns three today! Did you know that Fr. Sean McDonagh, a Columban missionary and eco-theologian, helped Pope Francis write the document?
Through interfaith dialogue, Columbans identify and encounter cross-cultural differences among people to change lives to build up their community. Interfaith dialogue is the key for people to understand and appreciate that each person is a stakeholder and not an alien in a community.
A perfect storm can wipe out fishing, agriculture, and logging, which are the only livelihoods for many. Without a home or a livelihood, vulnerable people are forced to migrate, either internally or externally. Many end up living in city slums or displaced persons’ camps where the standard of living push them deeper into poverty and into health risks.