Now celebrated internationally as Mother Earth Day, the first-ever Earth Day was declared on April 22, 1970, in the United States. A response to several cultural factors, including the bestselling Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson, Earth Day is cited by some as the birth of the modern environmental movement. In marking the day,
Originally Published in Mondo e Missioni Magazine (October 2017). This article was translated from Italian to English by Father Daniele Moschetti ; edited by AFJN staff Lauren Rogers and Jacques Bahati. Permission to reproduce, translate and distribute was granted by the Author. Thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.