The whole world is experiencing extreme weather-related disasters. In this episode of The Rundown, Bridget Richardson focuses in on Oregon's most recent heat wave and the freeze that hit Texas in February 2021 through the eyes of Catholic Charities. She talks with Jennifer Masotja, Director of Disaster Services with Catholic Charities Oregon, and Cynthia Colbert, President, CEO of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
They discuss the major population shifts that climate change causes, how it affects the most vulnerable among us and how we're all called to respond. They also take a look at "Laudato Si," Pope Francis' encyclical letter on care for our common home.
Climate Change and Global Warming are among the most important fights of our generation, and how we answer that call will affect generations to come. With that in mind we explore our role in nature.
In Part 1, Max Linnville reflects on the growing up in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina, and how those mountains have followed him throughout his life and impacted his faith life.
In Part 2, Darnell sits down with Fr. Paul English, Chaplain at the University of St. Thomas - Houston, to talk about the Basilian order and how they are pivoting to better answer the call to stewardship of the environment. With members in Europe, Canada, Central and South America, along with the US, they experience a wide range of climate effects and are learning to work across borders to bring about change.
In Part 3, Nicole teaches us about St. Basil the Great, the patron, but not the founder, of the Congregation of St. Basil. We learn about his early life, his contribution to monastic life and why he is a Doctor of the Church.
In this special World Water Day episode of Protagonists of Change, Max Linnville shares a cause close to his heart: water accessibility! Max sits down with Josh Elliot, the Chief Operating Officer from Wine To Water, an organization focused on fighting the world’s water crisis, based in Boone, N.C. (Max's hometown!) The two share their introductions to the organization and talk about the life-changing experiences they had while serving those who face water insecurities.
World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day held on March 22 that highlights the importance of fresh water. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.