Archive for tag: environment

Archive pour tag : environment

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Common Declaration on Environmental Ethics

We are gathered here today in the spirit of peace for the good of all human beings and for the care of creation. At this moment in history, at the beginning of the third millennium, we are saddened to see the daily suffering of a great number of people from violence, starvation, poverty and disease. We are also concerned about the negative consequences for humanity and for all creation resulting from the degradation of some basic natural resources such as water, air and land, brought about by an economic and technological progress which does not recognize and take into account its limits.
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Posted: June 10, 2002 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=3473
Categories: DocumentsIn this article: Bartholomew I, Catholic, Christian unity, climate change, dialogue, ecology, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, ecumenism, environment, John Paul II, Orthodox, patriarch, pope, science, statements
Transmis : 10 juin 2002 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=3473
Catégorie : DocumentsDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Catholic, Christian unity, climate change, dialogue, ecology, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, ecumenism, environment, John Paul II, Orthodox, patriarch, pope, science, statements


Earth Day Conference: Towards a Nuclear Free Future

On Earth Day, April 22, 2006, a conference in Saskatoon will feature local, national, and international speakers on nuclear issues and healthy positive energy alternatives. Entitled “Towards a Nuclear Free Future”, the conference will be held at the St. George’s Senior Citizens’ Club, 20th Street & Avenue M, Saskatoon, from 9 am to 4:30 p.m.
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Posted: April 22, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=228 In this article: education, environment, events, Inter Church Uranium Committee, nuclear industry, peace Transmis : 22 avril 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=228 Dans cet article : education, environment, events, Inter Church Uranium Committee, nuclear industry, peace


KAIROS Statement on the Canadian government’s Clean Air Act

For years, the Canadian churches have made care for the Earth an integral aspect of their justice work. There is no greater threat to our collective future than the destruction of the ecosystems upon which all life is dependent. Caring for Creation is a spiritual commitment to God that is not optional in our faith.
The Canadian government’s Clean Air Act announced on October 19 as the centerpiece of its so-called “Made in Canada” Green Plan for Canada lacks the vision and courage to seriously tackle climate change.
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Posted: October 20, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=270
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS, statements
Transmis : 20 octobre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=270
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS, statements


Déclaration de KAIROS à propos de la qualité de l’air

Les Églises du Canada ont depuis des années fait du soin de la Terre une dimension intégrale de leur travail de promotion de la justice. Il n’est pas de plus grande menace pesant sur notre avenir commun que la destruction des écosystèmes dont dépend toute vie. Prendre soin de la création est un engagement spirituel envers Dieu que notre foi ne rend pas optionnel.
La Loi sur la qualité de l’air qu’annonçait le gouvernement canadien le 19 octobre, en faisant la pièce maîtresse de son soi-disant Plan vert « fait au Canada », manque de vision et de courage. Elle ne peut pas s’attaquer avec force au problème des changements climatiques.
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Posted: October 20, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=271
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS
Transmis : 20 octobre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=271
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS


Nuclear Power is Not the Answer to Climate Change

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Dr. Helen Caldicott, MD, will speak in Saskatoon on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30 p.m. at Third Avenue United Church. Her lecture is entitled “Nuclear Power is Not the Answer to Climate Change.” For further information, contact Marion at 306-373-0309; Inter-Church Uranium Committee: www.icucec.org; or email cleangreensask [at] yahoo [dot] ca.
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Posted: March 7, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=302 In this article: environment, events, nuclear industry, Saskatoon Transmis : 7 mars 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=302 Dans cet article : environment, events, nuclear industry, Saskatoon


Solidarity and Justice Coffeehouse

The St. Thomas More Just Youth group is hosting a Solidarity and Justice Coffeehouse on Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the STM Cafeteria (1437 College Drive). The cost is $5.00 per person and all proceeds will go to Development and Peace. Come enjoy this wonderful evening of world music and entertainment!

The coffeehouse is sponsored by Just Youth along with the Newman Centre, St. Thomas More College and the University of Saskatchewan Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Services Office. Just Youth is a student-led Development and Peace group. It organizes education campaigns and activities on campus, and encourages students to become involved in local justice initiatives.
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Posted: March 23, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=305
Categories: NewsIn this article: development, environment, justice, peace, Saskatoon, STM
Transmis : 23 mars 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=305
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : development, environment, justice, peace, Saskatoon, STM


Sustainability and Faith

A forum on religions’ contribution to a sustainable Saskatoon will be held April 12-13 at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, 1701 Ruth Street. Road Map 2020 and Multi-Faith Saskatoon are collaborating to present a forum on sustainability and faith.
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Posted: April 12, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=310 In this article: environment, events, interfaith, Saskatoon Transmis : 12 avril 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=310 Dans cet article : environment, events, interfaith, Saskatoon


Evangelicals and Social Engagement

Evangelical theology stresses the importance of a personal relationship with God in Jesus Christ and sees the transformation of individuals as an important part of the transformation of the world. However, the notion of a purely privatized faith in which the gospel only affects individual, personal or family life but has no wider implications for society must be rejected as inadequate.
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Posted: September 15, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=349
Categories: NewsIn this article: environment, Evangelicals, justice, peace, social policy, statements, theology, World Evangelical Alliance
Transmis : 15 septembre 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=349
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : environment, Evangelicals, justice, peace, social policy, statements, theology, World Evangelical Alliance


Winter Refresher: This Sacred Earth

St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon presents: Winter Refresher from February 10th to 13th, 2008. The theme this year is This Sacred Earth: the ecological challenge to religion with the theme speaker Dr. Heather Eaton.

For registration and information regarding Winter Refresher 2008. For additional information contact St. Andrew’s College: toll free: 877-644-8970; or www.standrews.ca.

Join us for Great Music, Engaging Theology, Stimulating Conversation, and Celebration.
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Posted: February 13, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=426
Categories: NewsIn this article: environment, events, Saskatoon, St. Andrew's College, study
Transmis : 13 février 2008 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=426
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : environment, events, Saskatoon, St. Andrew's College, study


Canadian Catholic Bishops pastoral letter on environment

Canadian Catholic Bishops pastoral letter on environment

(CCCB – Ottawa) – As part of the United Nations’ International Year of Planet Earth, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has published a pastoral letter which calls for a collective consciousness to face critical environmental problems affecting the earth.

Produced by the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs, the pastoral letter is titled “Our Relationship with the Environment: The Need for Conversion.”

The Commission asserts that despite important commitments at summits held in Rio, Kyoto, Johannesburg and Bali, Canada represents “an extreme case” of non-compliance.

“After signing the Kyoto Protocol [in 1997], in which we agreed to decrease our greenhouse gases to six per cent less than those of 1990, we have instead increased them by approximately 25 per cent,” the letter explains.

The Bishops state that Canadians are not sufficiently conscious of the impoverished inheritance they are leaving for the generations to come. As a result, the Commission for Social Affairs calls for immediate adjustments to improve the current situation, particularly for the well-being of future generations and the Global South.

In order to restore humanity’s bonds with nature and lessen the effects of ecological breakdown, the pastoral letter proposes several ways Canadians can change, including:

• Regaining a sense of limit and adjusting our way of life to the planet’s available resources
• Freeing ourselves of an “obsession to possess and consume” and instead choosing “joyful austerity” or voluntary simplicity
• Making personal efforts in favour of the environment

The Bishops insist that responsibility for restoring a healthy relationship with nature falls on each individual, who must re-examine his or her perceptions about possessions and personal comfort. This will demand greater solidarity and new forms of sharing among all Canadians, they said.

In October 2003, the CCCB Social Affairs Commission published an earlier letter on the environment entitled “The Christian Ecological Imperative.” This text, as well as the recent pastoral letter which has just been published, is available on the CCCB website www.cccb.ca/. Printed copies may be ordered from mchabot [at] cecc [dot] ca.
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Posted: March 12, 2008 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=434 In this article: Canada, Catholic, CCCB, environment Transmis : 12 mars 2008 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=434 Dans cet article : Canada, Catholic, CCCB, environment


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