Through his vocations and advocacies, Brother Jaazeal Estelou Jakosalem has exemplified what it means to live a life in service to humankind, to all Creation, to the truth, and to God.
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing typical operations to slow down or stop, so do opportunities to push towards sustainability.
Now more than ever, we must renew our commitment to caring for our common home by prioritizing not just the health of human beings, but the well-being of the entire planet.
“This is a time of difficulty but also a time for growing in true discipleship as we strive to follow the Lord in selfless love and service of others.”
The outbreak proves once again that we fail to learn from our history. This reality is not just limited to armed conflicts, political patterns, or social revolutions; it also applies to the way we treat our environment.
Pope Francis’s encyclical 'Laudato Si’' points to one undeniable fact: that human behavior is at the root of the ‘ecological crisis,’ and therefore at the heart of solving it.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder for us to take care of our environment. Let us remember that the environment is not just referring to Mother Nature and all the biodiversity surrounding us, but also our fellow human beings.
Speaking during the 3rd Philippine Environment Summit on Friday, Bishop Gerardo A. Alminaza of the Diocese of San Carlos, Negros Occidental, said banks must have concrete plans to phase out coal finance consistent with the need to address the climate crisis.
The world now has less than 10 years left to prevent climate change from worsening further. Not doing so would cause irreversible damage to all life on Earth, a moral failure of unprecedented proportions.