Father Hasan speaking to farmers in East Nusa Tenggara. Photo: UCAN/supplied
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Indonesian priest leads crusade against climate change

The bitter experience of dealing with a broken generator when working in St. Damian Parish…

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Bishop Yohanes Harun Yuwono signs the joint declaration by religious leaders at the launch of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative Indonesia on January 31. Photo: UCAN/Katharina R. Lestari
Posted in Asia Faith and the Environment

Save our rainforests say Indonesia’s religious leaders

JAKARTA (UCAN): Religious leaders in Indonesia have committed to protecting the country’s rainforests, the third…

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Firefighters attempt to contain a bushfire along a highway near Ulladulla, Australia, on January 5. Photo: CNS/AAP via Reuters
Posted in Faith and the Environment Features | Commentary

Does the land belong to us or do we belong to the land?

As a homesick teenager wandering England at the beginning of the 20th century, Dorothea Mackellar…

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Participants look at a screen showing a world map depicting climate anomalies during the World Climate Change Conference at Le Bourge, France, in December 2015. File photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in Cullen's Corner Faith and the Environment Features | Commentary

Saving the planet and ourselves

The greater risk, according to some climate advocates, is what Guterres said: that the “point of no return is no longer over the horizon.”

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Jesuit Father Alexius Andang Listya Binawan speaks about climate change and its impact at a programme organised by the Movement of Young People Caring for Waste. Photo: UCAN/Katharina R. Lestari
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Indonesia’s young people unite to save planet

Katharina R. Lestari Indah Lestari always takes her own tumbler and stainless steel straws when…

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