environment


The Effects of Climate Change on Marginalized Communities Near and Far

This is the third of three posts by this  author on the environment; see Part 1 and Part 2.  by Christina Yao Pelliccioni By now, you probably have gotten the idea that climate change produces real and tangible threats to human life and wellbeing. But where are these most being felt? According to the Natural…


Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Full excerpt of the section on Wangari Maathi (1940-2011) from Pro-Life Feminism: Yesterday and Today. (all sections contain an introduction and at least one document) Introduction by Mary Krane Derr     Wangari Muta Maathai, globally acclaimed environmentalist, human rights campaigner, feminist, and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was born in 1940 to a farming…


Threats to the Unborn Beyond Abortion

by Julia Smucker The primary focus of pro-life advocacy (as conventionally understood in reference to the defense of prenatal human lives) is on opposing abortion – and rightly so, since the legalized killing of the unborn claims thousands of lives daily and is at the root of their dehumanization. Consistent life ethicists, while advocating strongly…


Lethal from the Start: Uranium Mining’s Danger to the Most Vulnerable

by John Whitehead Nuclear weapons kill directly when they are exploded in wartime or in tests. They also kill indirectly: obtaining uranium, the metal used to produce both nuclear power and nuclear weapons, can expose people to radiation or other hazards. The results are often harmful, even lethal. As with nuclear testing, the people exposed…


Stewardship and the Consistent Life Ethic

by Tom Taylor Alarming reports about climate change and ecological damage along with John Whitehead’s recent blog post on climate change have led me to thinking about stewardship. The principle of stewardship, it seems to me, is inherent in the Consistent Life Ethic (CLE), has great value as a positive expression of CLE in practice,…


Climate Change and the Consistent Life Ethic: An Opportunity to Connect Issues

by John Whitehead Climate change and how to counter it has been much in the news over the past few weeks, with these topics being raised in the United Nations and in the streets. Harm to our shared environment should concern all of us and should especially concern advocates of the consistent life ethic. We…


Win-Lose is a Mirage

by Bill Samuel, Consistent Life Network Board member As I was taking a morning nature walk, I was thinking of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s insight in Braiding Sweetgrass of people loving the land and the land loving us back. The reciprocity is vital regardless of whether you are comfortable with using the emotional term “love” to…