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 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
Resources for the Feast of St Francis, 4 October
The attached suggestions have been made by the Global Catholic Climate Movement during the Season of Creation.
The Columban Centre for Advocacy and Outreach encourages to make your own Creation Covenant, and to commit to practical efforts at conservation :http://columbancenter.org/columban-creation-covenant/
Webinars on Laudato Si
The Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Joseph hosted a week-long set of webinars on Laudato Si, integrating Capuchin spirituality and local stories of hope and inspiration.
Journal of Interreligious Studies
This issue on interfaith/multifaith environmental activism and teachings was curated by the Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith, a leading interfaith environmental organization. You can read it by clicking on this link: Check out the Journal of Interreligious Studies.
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.
Paris Agreement Ratification Tracker
Are you wondering if Australia has ratified the Paris Agreement? In addition to signing on, which Australia did at the Conference, it needs also to ratify the Agreement, which it has not done. The Agreement only comes into effect when 55 countries accounting for 55% global emissions sign on. Follow progress on this at http://climateanalytics.org/hot-topics/ratification-tracker.html
Climate of the Nation (Click here for report)
The Climate Institute has just released its annual qualitative and quantitative research about the attitudes of everyday Australians to climate change and energy. It not only revealed that support for renewables is growing, but that Australians want leadership and action on climate change and energy policy, primarily at the federal level of government. Support is as strong as it has been since 2008..
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
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 suggestions: http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Environmental-Home-Remodeling-Recycling-and-Composting.17357.html Thanks to a group of our readers for this link.
The Ethical Consumer Group provides you with guides for sustainable shopping and more: http://www.ethical.org.au/
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