From Liberation Theology to Ecofeminist Theology: A Revolution Encroached in the Church (X)

Introduction: The expression “Pachamama” or “Mother Earth” has become commonplace as the appreciation for indigenous things grows. However, ecofeminist theologians have sought in it a deeper meaning than the one attributed by pagan pre-Columbian peoples. We do not know if the writers of the Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris agree with the theses of ecofeminists, but the

Promoted by Pre-Synod Documents: Spiritual Refuge for Modernized Indians, or Lifesaver for Urbanites Having an Existential Crisis?

Festival du Chamanisme 2017

Cardinal Baldisseri There is no doubt that the Synod on the Pan Amazon region will have a universal dimension. So say its organizers. “One writes ‘Amazon’ and reads ‘world,’” is how the Osservatore Romano summarized various interventions by Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary of the Synod of Bishops, and Cardinal Claudio Hummes, rapporteur of the coming

Environmental Madness (XV)

Rowan Williams

5. Drastically Reduce or Even Eradicate the Human Race Sir David Attenborough “I’ve seen wildlife all over the world under mounting human pressure and it’s not just from human economy or technology – behind every threat is the frightening explosion in human numbers… All serious environmentalists know perfectly well that population growth, exploding in the

Amazon Synod: Leonardo Boff Runs the Show

Leonardo Boff

Leonardo Boff and Pope Francis Along with his less famous brother Clodovis, Leonardo Boff is known to most people as a liberation theologian. Pope Francis invited him to contribute to the Encyclical Laudato Si on safeguarding the “common home.” What does liberation theology have to do with the problem of the environment? Leonardo Boff, who