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:
The telling of the story of the Cox is a de facto peep into the vast area of the southern Blue Mountains. The watershed of the Cox covers the area from Katoomba to Kanangra Walls, from the Jenolan Main Range to King's Tableland/Bimlow Tableland. Cox's River has its rise on the Great Dividing Range at Piper's Flat. In a (generally) southerly then easterly course it cuts a great trench through the Blue Mountains for a distance of ninety miles until it joins the Wollondilly River.