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:
Landmarks is an exploration of an Australian spirituality. Drawing on the cultural influences now in our land, it offers a graded, comprehensive presentation of gospel teachings, with an Australian diction and imagery. The reader may find in it fresh insights into traditional spiritual themes. Each theme is introduced in terms of an 'Australian setting', focusing on one particular aspect of the Australian experience. The body of each chapter analyses that experience, exploring the parallels with its biblical counterpart. The bible is used, not as a book about God or a store of normative texts, but as the story of a people, who are our spiritual ancestors. The attempt is made to insert ourselves into that story, with all its ups and downs, to identify our own experience in its unfolding, and through it to catch the vision of God which the past projects onto our present and future.