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Review: Ilia Delio:  From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe

This Book Review comes to you, courtesy the newsletter Thinking Faith. This collection expounds Teilhard de Chardin’s conviction that the world in which we live is not static. Editor Ilia Delio has chosen her experts carefully and so we are presented with a series of wonderful essays through which we can better understand Teilhard, but the real challenge of this book is to assimilate his ideas into one’s person and practice. Read >>

Resources

Resources from the Sisters of Mercy

·        Mercy International Association has uploaded 13 excellent videos relating to the theme on which they are reflecting during this Year of Mercy.  They are about the “Cry of Earth and her People”.  Treat yourself to these remarkable resources at www.mirpvoices.org

·        The Institute of the Sister of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG) have just released a policy entitles An Integral Approach to Sustainable Living. While it is intended for that organisation, there is material in it that is of general interest.  You can watch the launch and download the policy here:     http://institute.mercy.org.au/newscentre/view_article.cfm?loadref=269&id=4907

COP22, 7-18 November in Marrakesh, Morocco

  • Where does Australia stand? The Paris agreement came into force on 4 November with majority of the world already ratifying the Paris agreement. In the year since the Paris agreement Australia has not passed it through our parliament, so is not ready to ratify. Given the lack of activity in recent times, China and America have been writing to the Australian government asking what actions we will be taking.
  • Report from the Climate Institute : Australia’s lack of progress on climate change policy is increasingly at odds with global momentum and risks leaving Australia’s economy behind.  The Climate Institute has released a report called “COP 22 – Getting to Zero” in the lead-up to the international climate conference starting this week.
  • Webinar from the Global Catholic Climate Movement : While this webinar with be broadcast live on November 14th, 5 pm Marrakesh time (see your local time here), you can download the material after the event.  Register at http://catholicclimatemovement.global/cop22-webinar/

State of the Climate

The CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology have released their State of the Climate report for 2016. See the full report, the CSIRO summary, or the even shorter summary with graphics which was published by The Conversation.

Before the Flood

This new documentary featuring Leonardo Di Caprio is being welcomed but criticised for not being radical enough.  You can watch it online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90CkXVF-Q8M

Shop Ethical

If you go to this website, you can subscribe to their Ethical Update Bulletin.  It is full of very practical suggestions: http://www.ethical.org.au/about/

New Episodes of Years of Living Dangerously

This and other interesting movies are available at the National Geographic site: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/

Who Do You Say I Am?-new book

This new book by Kevin Treston is about the Christ story in a cosmic context.  Here is the order form. http://www.caritas.org.au/act/our-common-home/hungry-for-justice

New Report from Caritas, Australia

The report, Hungry for Justice, Thirsty for Change - State of the Environment for Oceania, was produced by Caritas Australia in partnership with Caritas Aotearoa and Caritas Tonga. The report documents the experiences of Pacific Islanders who are struggling with the impacts of climate change.  It is accompanied by two videos. Read it or download it here: http://www.caritas.org.au/act/our-common-home/hungry-for-justice

500 years since the Reformation

2017 marks 500 years since the Reformation and Norm Habel, for one, is making sure that it is an eco-reformation this time around.  He has written a set of hymns which he would like to share with you.  You can download them here.

Sustainable Living

Handy resources on Sustainability

·        This resource has been developed in Washington by the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Centre :http://www.ipjc.org/Sustainability_booklet.pdf

·        Eco-Parish Guide: The Global Catholic Climate Movement developed this resources in the USA and it may need to be adapted: https://catholicclimatemovement.global/eco-parish/

·        Ten things you can do to care for our Earth: This Parish Guide has been developed by the Uniting Church in Victoria: http://greenchurch.victas.uca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ten-things.pdf

Recycling Tips

These sites will facilitate your recycling: www.freecycle.org and  www.swapshuffleshare.com

Links for Recycling

Check out this site for useful info and strategies: http://recyclereducereuse.org/index.html 

Although this site is from the USA it contains many helfpul suggestionshttp://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Environmental-Home-Remodeling-Recycling-and-Composting.17357.html   Thanks to a group of our readers for this link.

Ethical Consumption

The Ethical Consumer Group provides you with guides for sustainable shopping and more: http://www.ethical.org.au/

Home Composting

This guide to home composting was supplied by one of our readers. It is USA based but contains some useful information:  https://usinsuranceagents.com/home-composting 

 Information Guide on Green Cars

This guide was provided by one of our readers:   https://www.titleproloans.com/resources/green-cars-and-the-environment/

Purchase ecobins for home or work

You can purchase bins online at http://www.ecobinonline.com.au/products/Combo-Pack-1.html

Sustainable Seafood App

This app is a guide to purchasing seafood wisely: http://www.sustainableseafood.org.au/pages/download-the-free-app.html