Blogs and Articles
Blogs and articles written by Columban missionaries covering the broad range of Columban mission.
Blogs and Articles relating to Climate Change
10th November 2011
I recently spent a week in Iquitos on the Peruvian Amazon attending the Second Franciscan Seminar on the Amazon. The theme of this year´s seminar was “Defending the territory and the waters of the Amazon.” The day before the seminar began, I had the privilege of spending four hours with Jose Alvarez Alonso, who is a researcher at the Institute for Investigation (Research) into the Peruvian Amazon and is based in Iquitos.
17th October 2011
The following talk was given by Ellen Teague during the evensong service for World Food Day – 16 October – in the Chapel of Hertford College, Oxford University at the invitation of the chaplain, Revd Gareth Hughes.
13th June 2011
Sean McDonagh reports on the challenges facing the important Bonn Climate Change Conference in the lead-up to the major summit in South Africa later this year.
8th December 2010
In racing terms we have rounded the last bend are on to the home straight. On some courses, I am told, the final furlong or two involves climbing a steep incline, so a lot more will happen here between now and Friday, Dec. 10, when COP 16 ends. In this report I will try and give a flavor of what has taken place here since Nov. 29.
10th December 2009
Columban Missionary Fr. Sean McDonagh is attending the U. N. Climate Change conference in Copenhagen. He sent NCR this discussion on the issue of “Adaptation,” a term widely used in the climate change debate, defined as the socioeconomic, institutional and cultural ability to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.
4th October 2009
Writer and campaigner Ellen Teague gave the following short talk during Sunday Masses at Our Lady Help of Christians in north London, as part of the parish’s St Francis of Assisi weekend on climate change.
23rd June 2008
The president of Kiribati, a small Pacific nation of low-lying atolls, has issued an appeal for the international community to help relocate its population as the nation’s 33 atolls begin to succumb to the sea
23rd June 2007
Climate Change is not only shooting up political and economic agendas, it is steadily rising up Church agendas too; our correspondent attended a rally in London ahead of November’s climate talks in Nairobi