Environmental Justice

In the 1987 encyclical Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, Pope John Paul II writes, “the dominion granted to man by the Creator is not an absolute power, nor can one speak of a freedom to ‘use and misuse’, or to dispose of things as one pleases.” Similarly, in Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good (2001), the US Conference of Catholic Bishops wrote, “at its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God’s creation and the one human family.” The SCSJ seeks to put these teachings into action, promoting stewardship and sustainable practices. We aim to advocate for creation, vulnerable populations, and future generations that are deeply affected by the changing climate.

If you are interested contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik.

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