This edition of ReligionLink explores seven issues that may deserve attention in 2022.
Food plays a big role in Ramadan. But food waste shouldn’t, according to a growing number of Muslims.
President Donald Trump has undone or renegotiated many of his predecessor’s environmentally friendly policies, removing climate change research from government websites and pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. Religiously inspired environmental activists have emerged as some of his loudest critics.
William Gail is a meteorologist and past president of the American Meteorological Society. He is the author of Climate Conundrums: What the Climate Debate Reveals About Us, which examines, in part, the objections of some religious groups to climate change science. He is co-founder and chief technology officer of Global Weather Corp. in Boulder, Colo.
The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is the scientific office of the Roman Catholic Church and is located at the Vatican. It has multiple goals, including promoting the progress of the mathematical, physical and natural sciences and the study of related epistemological questions and issues. Members include scientists, clergy and laypersons. Werner Arber is president.
Rachel Hart Winter is the director of the Siena Center at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill. Her research focuses on Catholic ecological ethics, particularly on access to clean water as a fundamental human right. Contact via Tina Weinheimer, assistant director of public relations and communications for the university.
The Center for Earth Spirituality is a ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Mankato, Minn. The center promotes awareness and ways of living that support the interdependence of all life. Contact is Lisa Coons.