“Well-meaning but somewhat naïve”?

“Well-meaning but somewhat naïve”? A response to the GWPF briefing paper: The Papal Encyclical – a critical Christian response by Bernard Donoughue and Peter Forster. Bishop David Atkinson has written a detailed critique of the recent Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) The Papal Encyclical – a critical Christian response (July 2015) by …

Martin Hodson reviews “Postcards from the Middle East. How our family fell in love with the Arab world” (Chris Naylor)

Chris Naylor is now Executive Director A Rocha International, and is based back in the United Kingdom, but for the twenty years between 1989 and 2009, he and his family were resident for much of the time in the Middle East, mostly in Lebanon. When I set out to review …

The Pope’s welcome environmental manifesto – Rev Dr John Weaver

Pope Francis has written an exhaustive encyclical to all the churches of the Roman Catholic communion, Laudato si’, mi’ Signore – ‘Praise be to you, my Lord’. He affirms that all species give glory to God, who cares for each one (Luke 12:6, Matthew 6:26). The Pope recognises the seriousness …

Laudato Si- the Pope’s encyclical

It cannot have escaped your notice, but on Thursday 18th June 2015, Pope Francis published his long-awaited encyclical “Laudato Si” on the environment. A papal encyclical is an extended letter containing an important message, usually addressed to Catholic Church leaders, but this encyclical is for ‘every person living on this planet’. …