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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

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.

Get Practical

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..

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/

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