Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Faith, Food, and the Environment

Did you know that modern food production is responsible for one-quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions?  

According to Catholic Rural Lifea national, Catholic nonprofit organization dedicated to the vitality of the American countryside, the use of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides can be hugely damaging to our environment and to human health. “Yet, farmers, farmworkers, and rural communities are also disproportionally impacted by climate change and chemical pollution. In some ways, they are both the canaries and the prophets of how we change the current unsustainable agricultural paradigm.”
James F. Ennis, Executive Director, Catholic Rural Life, will discuss faith, food, and the environment in a webinar scheduled for November 3 at 2 p.m. The webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all who register.
According to description of the event, Catholic Rural Life has focused on answering the critical questions: 

• Can our farming methods give back as well as take from creation? 
• Can we rediscover a more intimate, conscious, and respectful relationship to Earth, its biodiversity, and its creatures? 
• Can we organize economic enterprises in such a way to sustain us while also broadening our awareness of the ecological whole? 
For more information or to register, click here.

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