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 Blue Mountains is and always has been a place of journeying. As well as the tale of the wayfinders' traverse of the Blue Mountains barrier two centuries ago, this book includes accounts of many earlier and later mountains journeys, right up to the present time. Ken Goodlet has had a long association with the Blue Mountains beginning with regular family holidays as a child. He and his wife bought a cottage in the lower mountains at Springwood in 1961. After their eight years in Malaysia, they moved to the mid-mountains village of Hazelbroook where they have lived since 1973. Their four sons and nine grandchildren have all lived in the Blue Mountains.