A Ugandan Snapshot

Canon Brian Wakelin reflects on a trip to visit Muhabura diocese in Uganda and issues of environmental care, sustainability and climate change. The Setting The Ugandan Diocese of Muhabura borders Rwanda and DR Congo. It is based in Kisoro – perhaps best known as a base to view mountain gorillas …

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 …

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 …

Churchyards, The Oldest Meadow and an Important Carbon Store?

Harriet Carty of Caring for God’s Acre explores the history and rich biodiversity of our churchyards. Whilst many of our churches and chapel buildings have been extended, rebuilt and generally altered from the original, probably modest building that was consecrated centuries ago, the churchyard may be little altered. We know …

James Watterson reviews “Silent Earth – Averting the Insect Apocalypse” by Dave Goulson.

This is an excellent book, clearly written, informative and persuasive. The title echoes Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” and Goulson’s work suggests that although much has changed in the sixty years that have passed since the publication of that seminal text we have neither fully come to terms with its lessons …