The UN declared a clean environment is a human right. Now what?

December 2, 2021

On October 8th, 2021, breaking news that the United Nations Human Rights Council had declared a “safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment” as a human […]

Exploiting Ida, Rita, Katrina—and human dignity 

October 19, 2021

The flood waters of Hurricane Ida have receded, the media circus has moved on, and Anderson Cooper is back in the studio in New York. […]

Disaster recovery in Haiti: a case for prudence and patience

July 20, 2021

In my first return to Haiti since well before the pandemic, I am again confronted with a familiar tension: my need to move quickly in a […]

Untangling renewable energy from extractivist development 

June 16, 2021

Undeniable tensions exist between ecology and energy, even with respect to attempts to make energy greener. The Catholic Peacebuilding Network, housed at the Keough School’s […]