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Ideas for Lent by Catholic Coalition on Climate Change in USA

Dan Misleh, Executive Director of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change

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by Dan Misleh, Executive Director of Catholic Coalition on Climate Change

In an article appearing in U.S. Catholic magazine this coming month (April 2011—and posted in December 2010 online), I suggested that those of us in developed nations have an addiction to oil.  To overcome this addiction, we might learn from the 12-step programmes that help other addicts: realizing our powerlessness over the problem; seeking a higher power to help overcome our weakness; and taking things “a day at a time” meaning that we should consider how our daily choices have consequences for a warming planet.

What we buy, how we move, what we waste, how we conserve, how we spend our time: all of these things impact our planet and its people.

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