This is a letter written by Greta Thunberg in 2017 or 2018, before she started her school strike for the climate; before she became famous for becoming the voice of a generation. Excerpted from Our House is on Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis. My name is Greta and I amContinue reading “A Letter to Everyone Who Has a Chance to Be Heard”
Advent is a time of anticipation, a time to prepare for something better that will be arriving soon. As Christians, Advent is a time to prepare for the anniversary of Christ’s birth into the world. We spend time praying and thinking about what Jesus means to us, atoning for our sins, and undergoing a spiritualContinue reading “Advent is a Time for an Ecological Conversion”
I think it’s an understatement to say that modern society is constantly telling us to stop feeling guilty. It’s not your fault. Turn off the outside world. Take care of yourself. But perhaps this advice is not always right. A team at the University of Washington recently published an article about guilt in the JournalContinue reading “No guilt, no action”
By Luke Henkel I can’t. Several weeks ago, I found myself saying these two words as I sat talking to a colleague about the fires that have charred vast swathes of Australia over the last six months. I was trying to describe my own reaction to the apocryphal pictures: dark figures in masks, straggling lostContinue reading “I Can’t”
Paul Litwin’s article on the climate crisis was published on the Northwest Catholic (the official news magazine and website of the Archdiocese of Seattle) website on the Global Climate Strike day, September 20, 2019.