Over two weekends in October, eleven runners took on the London Marathon and the Royal Parks Half Marathon for CAFOD. Once they’d caught their breath, they kindly told us what inspired them to take part!
One year on from the signing of Fratelli Tutti, Francis Stewart from our Theology team reflects on its Franciscan inspiration. As well as its vision for navigating the tensions and conflicts that will come with the challenges of today’s world.
The Season of Creation culminates on 4 October, with the feast of St Francis of Assisi. It is no coincidence that a year ago Pope Francis signed Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship in Assisi, standing by the relics of St Francis, patron of ecology.
Water can be both a symbol of life and a fearful force. As we tackle global problems like the climate crisis, writes Francis Stewart from CAFOD’s Theology team, humanity must recognise both the challenge and the solutions together in order to renew the face of the Earth.
This November, the eyes of the world will be on the UK as we host COP26 – the UN international climate talks in Glasgow.
As governments from across the world gather to discuss how to tackle the climate emergency, it’s vital that we demand leaders at the conference act to prevent global temperatures rising above 1.5C and protect our planet and people from the intensifying impacts of the climate crisis.
We must show Boris Johnson and the government that the Catholic community across England and Wales wants action now!