• Pope, Patriarch: ‘Cry of the earth’ and cry of the poor are one voice

    • Sep 1, 2017

    Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew released a joint statement to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sept. 1. They both say that they’re convinced there’s no sincere and enduring solution to the ongoing ecological crisis unless “the response is concerted and collective, unless the responsibility is shared and accountable, unless we give priority to solidarity and service.”

  • New program in India tries to heal addiction by healing the earth

    New program in India tries to heal addiction by healing the earth

    • Aug 31, 2017

    Inspired by ‘Laudato si’,’ the environmental encyclical by Pope Francis, the Kripa Foundation established a kitchen garden and food forest at its rehabilitation facility in Goa, allowing patients to work the earth as part of their treatment. Father Joe Pereira said through agricultural therapy, a person suffering from addiction learns to see the will of God unfold in creation, and learns a spirituality of Creation.