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’. …

Is it ethical to invest in fossil fuels? How can environmental ethics inform our decision making? by Martin J Hodson and Margot R Hodson

The climate is warming and this will continue as we burn fossil fuels. There are already serious environmental effects. The poor suffer disproportionately, and will do even more in future if we do not take prompt action. Most fossil fuel reserves should stay underground, but the Church has substantial investments …