Environment

Low Carbon Christmas

6 Dec 2019

The climate crisis feels to be constantly in the headlines and in many of our minds at the moment, as we struggle to find signs of hope in what looks to be a very frightening future. Leeds Methodist Mission and Leeds Church Institute wanted to create some space for people to learn, share and...

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Joy in Enough: Economics for People and Planet

4 Dec 2017

The Unfairness of an Economic System

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”  So goes Henry Ford’s oft parroted quote.  It is particularly popular with Donald Trump, who has tweeted it on at least three separate occasions.  Of course...

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Loving the earth means being good stewards of creation

25 Oct 2017

In 1967, Lynne White Jr published an article entitled The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis, in which he argued that the Judeo-Christian view of nature and the natural world had contributed heavily to the environmental crisis. The paper kickstarted a new subdiscipline within the study of...

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Loving The Earth Means Not Only Admiring Its Beauty But Caring For It Too

25 Sep 2017

My granny has a collection of Bible verses, prayers and sayings stuck to the wall right above her fruit bowl, in the kitchen. One that she has herself typed onto an ancient post-it note sticks in my mind: ‘The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands.’

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Green Living; Part of the Biblical Narrative, Part of the Christian Life. An Interview with Ruth Valerio, Part Two

30 Aug 2017

What advice would you give to students about to start university?

One piece of advice that might be really obvious is get stuck in with a group of Christians. It might be a church or a student group but get yourself stuck in. I think that it is so easy for the time to fly...

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Green Living; Part of the Biblical Narrative, Part of the Christian Life. An Interview with Ruth Valerio, Part One

30 Aug 2017

Hi Ruth! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Firstly, could you tell us a bit about yourself and your work?

My official title is Global Advocacy and Influencing Ambassador at Tearfund, and that means that I oversee the work that we do as an organisation around...

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Caring for Creation with Eco-Congregation Scotland

10 Aug 2017

Eco-Congregation Scotland is a movement of Scottish church congregations, of all denominations and none, committed to addressing environmental issues like climate change through their life and mission. We were founded in 2001 and became a registered charity in 2010.  We are a membership...

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Caring for our Common Home and Sharing in our Common Joys

24 Jul 2017

Last weekend, I spent a few days in Derbyshire, helping with the SCM stall at the National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN) annual conference. This is a Catholic conference and the theme this year was ‘A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor’, looking at the big issues of environment and poverty...

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