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Catholics Confront Global Poverty. . . calls on Catholics to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world by protecting creation.

 

Environmental Justice Program

 

The Environmental Justice Program (EJP), a program of the Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development, educates and motivates Catholics to a deeper reverence and respect for God's creation, and encourages Catholics to address environmental problems, especially as they affect poor and vulnerable people.

Let us be 'protectors' of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.

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The program's distinctively Catholic foundation lies in Pope John Paul II’s 1990 World Day of Peace Message and the Catholic bishops’ pastoral statement on the environment, Renewing the Earth.

Happening Now

Oral Testimony at EPA Public Hearing on Carbon Pollution Standards
Cecilia Calvo offered testimony to the Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of Archbishop Wenski and Bishop Pates to welcome standards to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. In the testimony she affirmed that "the moral measure of debate and decisions on climate change will be whether our nation acts with prudence to safeguard God's creation, advance the common good, and protect humanity."

Comments to EPA on Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plantsen Español
Archbishop Wenski and Bishop Pates have written the Environmental Protection Agency on the importance of protecting Creation and the health of poor and vulnerable communities by setting a national standard to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants.

The EPA is currently accepting public comments on the standards. Make your voice heard!


EJP: Climate Change

Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good
The bishops seek to contribute to a national dialogue on climate change by applying the wisdom of Catholic social teaching. The bishops also urge prudent action now on climate change to mitigate its effects on the poor and vulnerable. Read their statement.

 

EJP: Catholic Campaign for Human Development & Environmental Justice

CCHD Supports Major Environmental Justice Initiatives

CCHD Groups are Advocating for Environmental Justice

 

EJP: Advocacy

Oral Testimony at EPA Public Hearing on Carbon Pollution Standards
Cecilia Calvo on behalf of Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Bishop Richard E. Pates, July 30, 2014

Comments to EPA on Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plantsen Español
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Bishop Richard E. Pates, July 30, 2014

Letter to EPA Administrator on Carbon Pollution Standards en Español
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, May 29, 2014

Letter to President Obama on Climate Change
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, January 30, 2014



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