Religious Leaders promote care of our environment and planet...
Following close on the recent Papal encyclical Laudato Si, in which Pope Francis sketched out a Catholic vision of an ecologically interdependent world, we now have an almost unprecedented alignment of global religious leaders calling for meaningful commitments. Many Faith communities have moved over the past 20 years from being among the more sceptical on environmental issues, seeing them linked to some form of pagan nature worship, to being among those most committed to a vision of creation loved by God, which we are putting at risk, by our own failures of self interest and greed. In the last week of October 2015 there were two significant events to publicise appeals by religious leaders to the world which we'd like to bring to your attention here:
Listen to the ABC Discussion here:
Watch the Vatican Press Conference Here:
In the heart of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales is a distinct canton. It is a cluster of five villages. These villages are close neighbours, running one into the other almost continuously, but separated from other settlements east and west by some kilometres of uninhabited bushland. We are not, as some would see us, "as mid-Mountains residents", as if we existed at some vague point betwixt and between the Upper and Lower Mountains. Ours is a distinctive identity, the Central Mountains. This Tortuous Ridge: Linden to Lawson takes us on a journey exploring this distinct canton as outlined in the Chapter headings below. We trust you will enjoy the journey. With chapters by: Eugene Stockton (Editor), Gil Jones, Chris D. Whiteman, Kelvin Knox, John Low, John Merriman, Elizabeth Burgess, Ken Goodlett, Julie Stockton, and Jim Tulip.