The Joyful Environmentalist – How to practise without preaching by Isabel Losada 

Hannah Gray meets the author and reviews The Joyful Environmentalist: In my role as an A Rocha volunteer speaker, I was invited to speak at an event in Halesworth, Suffolk in September. The Halesworth Climate Action Conference was a 3-day series of talks, workshops, art and eating, jointly hosted by …

Seeing Differently. Franciscans and Creation.

Shelly Dennison reviews, “Seeing Differently. Franciscans and Creation,” by Simon Cocksedge, Samuel Double & Nicholas Alan Worssam. ‘Seeing Differently’ caught my eye whilst browsing in the bookshop at Greenbelt this year. The timing means that, rather appropriately, I read it during the ecumenical Season of Creation which ends on October …

Hannah Gray reviews “The Forest Underground” by Tony Rinaudo

I read ‘The Forest Underground’ whilst on holiday in France during a heatwave, though the temperatures didn’t approach the baking heat of the Sahel, where this book is set.   The content is half autobiography and half commentary on a specific approach to environmental restoration. It is a pleasure to read, …

URBAN JUNGLE- Wilding the City by Ben Wilson (Vintage Books, 2023)

Review by Martin Hodson I began reading Urban Jungle while on a research visit to my archaeological collaborators in Brussels. Their work has shown that in the Middle Ages in the centre of Brussels the people were growing cereals. Moreover there was a large river flowing through the centre which …

Shelly Dennison reviews: Refugia Faith. Seeking Hidden Shelters, Ordinary Wonders and the Healing of the Earth. By Debra Rienstra

Debra Rienstra is a professor of English, specialising in early British Literature and creative writing, at Calvin University. “Refugia Faith” is, in part, the story of how she found herself reading scientific papers and learning about environmental theology. The book is a fascinating blend of theological reflection, memoir and nature …