- Dec 10, 2019
Undergraduate students at Jesuit-run Georgetown University voted overwhelmingly April 11 to pay a new student fee that would be for reparations to the descendants of slaves owned and later sold by the school.
The Catholic Church in Honduras, as well as in the Amazon and elsewhere, supports those who suffer because of the situations and consequences caused by the exploitation of natural resources and destruction of the environment.
Women have increasingly participated as leaders at the national and international level in the Amazon’s environmental activist circles.
A leading Asian cardinal says the world’s resources are at the mercy of a minuscule minority, and the “poor are doubly-condemned by an economy that favors the powerful and a carbon hegemony that destroys their livelihood.”
Church leaders, members of indigenous communities, and environmental organizations related to the Catholic Church and other faith-based institutions, gathered in Washington in mid-March ahead of the October Synod of Bishops on the Amazon at the Vatican.
Officials at Georgetown University were “deeply troubled” to learn that the school’s former tennis coach, Gordon Ernst, is alleged to be part of a widespread college admissions scandal.