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Pope: Cooperatives for Clean Energy Against Climate Change
Vatican News ^ | 7/4/20 | Robin Gomes

Posted on 07/10/2020 6:02:00 PM PDT by marshmallow

In a tweet to mark the International Day of Cooperatives, Saturday, Pope Francis notes that cooperatives across the globe are making a real difference in the fight against climate change.

For the past 97 years, the International Day of Cooperatives has been celebrated each year on the first Saturday of July. Since 1995, the United Nations and the International Cooperative Alliance have chosen the theme of the annual day. The focus for this year is on climate action for sustainable development for a healthier, fairer and more united economy.

In a tweet for Saturday’s observance, Pope Francis also focused on the role of cooperatives in the fight against climate change. “In some places, cooperatives are being developed to exploit renewable sources of energy which ensure local self-sufficiency,” the Pope wrote on his Twitter account @Pontifex. “They can make a real difference in the fight against climate change, thanks to a strong sense of community and a deep love for the land,” he added.

Cooperatives - people-centred development

The aim of the annual celebration is to increase awareness about cooperatives. Being people-centred, not capital-centred, cooperatives distribute wealth in a fairer way. As farms, businesses, or other organizations which are owned and run jointly by members who share the profits or benefits, cooperatives are committed to the sustainable development of their communities, environmentally, socially as well as economically. They support community activities, local sourcing of supplies to benefit the local economy, and decision-making that considers the impact on their communities.

Healthy, social and integral progress

Pope Francis' tweet is an echo from his landmark encyclical “Laudato Si’”, which addresses issues of justice, peace and development with regard to the use of the goods of creation. He says that technology can be used for a type of progress which is “healthier, more human, more social, more......

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: anticapitalism; capitalism; climatechange; francischurch; gaia; liberal; marxiat; marxist; newgreendeal; progressive; socialism

1 posted on 07/10/2020 6:02:00 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
The Pope is a victim of his own really bad judgement. Really bad.
Being Pope is the toughest job on earth when one considers the performance review at the end. But this Pope has vandalized his own house. Worse, it is OUR house, too, that he's smashing down.
2 posted on 07/10/2020 6:19:55 PM PDT by Montana_Sam (Truth lives.)
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To: marshmallow

Yet another edict from this false prophet that I’m prepared to ignore.

3 posted on 07/10/2020 6:31:47 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Just Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election!)
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To: Montana_Sam

Well said.

4 posted on 07/10/2020 7:13:06 PM PDT by Bigg Red (WWG1WGA)
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