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Elementals. The emergent sea of nature and religion : a study of faith-based responses to issues of environmental sustainability - DRO. Gaia. Untitled. Earth - Religion can make us more environmentally friendly – or not. Eight out of 10 people around the world consider themselves religious.

Earth - Religion can make us more environmentally friendly – or not

That figure shows that, while in many countries religion is not as dominant as it once was, it still has a huge influence on us. What does that mean for the environmental movement? Does a belief in God or the supernatural make people more or less likely to take care of animals and the environment? It is easy to make up stories to answer this question. The Priest in the Trees, by Fred Bahnson. Report — From the December 2016 issue By Fred Bahnson Download Pdf Read Online On the last Sunday in September 2015, the Reverend Stephen Blackmer stopped beside the stand of beech stumps where he had once performed the chain-saw Eucharist.

The Priest in the Trees, by Fred Bahnson

Could Jesus Help Us Solve Climate Change? The Role of Religion in Ecology The world is not the product of manifold power, but of one will, of one mind; and that one mind is everywhere active.

Could Jesus Help Us Solve Climate Change?

It is a mountain air. It is the embalmer of the world. St Ethelburga's Centre. About Spiritual Ecology Spiritual Ecology can be defined as a spiritual response to our present ecological crisis.

St Ethelburga's Centre

It is a developing field that joins ecology and environmentalism with a deeper awareness of the sacred within creation. Fellows — Spiritual Ecology Fellowship. Southern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative. Suggested Reading The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology by Alister McGrath (Wiley-Blackwell) The Mission of God by Christopher J.H.

Southern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative

Intentional Communities - ecovillages, communes, cohousing, coops. Home. Website for the Academic Study of Religion and Nature & Religion and Ecology. - Sacred Sites: Places of Peace and Power. Map of Intentional Communities - United States and Worldwide. The Ecostery Foundation - Home. Uniting Earthweb. FORE: Publications-Mass Media. Mass Media News Items from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Other Sources.

FORE: Publications-Mass Media

The Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. World-Wide Labyrinth Locator - Locate a Labyrinth. Country: Australia Simplified results: no 100 labyrinths found.

World-Wide Labyrinth Locator - Locate a Labyrinth

Showing 1-20. ID#857 St Aidan's Uniting Church Claremont. Welcome. The EarthSpirit Community. Shumei.org. Magazine Online. Jyorei—purification of the spirit. The Living Centre - Eco-Spiritual Education Sanctuary. Ecospirit. EcoSpirit : Home. For the Love of Building Heaven On Earth. Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Rabbi David Rosen and Professor Dr M Din Syamsuddin. On Thursday, Pope Francis issued a powerful and timely encyclical on the environment, urging humanity to come to its senses and cease its reckless onslaught against God’s creation.

Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Rabbi David Rosen and Professor Dr M Din Syamsuddin

He addressed this letter not only to his fellow Catholics, but to all people of the world, asking people of different religious traditions to unite in common purpose to save our planet. As religious figures, we too accept the overwhelming scientific consensus that global warming comes from human activity, as we see no conflict between faith and reason. Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate. Pope Francis will call for an ethical and economic revolution to prevent catastrophic climate change and growing inequality in a letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Thursday.

Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate

In an unprecedented encyclical on the subject of the environment, the pontiff is expected to argue that humanity’s exploitation of the planet’s resources has crossed the Earth’s natural boundaries, and that the world faces ruin without a revolution in hearts and minds. The much-anticipated message, which will be sent to the world’s 5,000 Catholic bishops, will be published online in five languages on Thursday and is expected to be the most radical statement yet from the outspoken pontiff. However, it is certain to anger sections of Republican opinion in America by endorsing the warnings of climate scientists and admonishing rich elites, say cardinals and scientists who have advised the Vatican.

Thomas Berry. Pope Francis and the Environment. Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si, On Care of Our Common Home” of May 24, 2015, is 184 pages long.

Pope Francis and the Environment

The Pope, trained as a chemist, turned the eye of both a scientist and a religious man toward climate change. Bob Raynolds, Research Associate of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, went through it all and provides a 1,240 word synopsis. Pope Francis calls on all of us to devote more care to our home ecosystem. Time and again, he calls for us to recognize the interdependency of nature and human society. Because they are linked, damage inflicted on nature corrodes our social fabric. Perceptions of the limitless abundance of nature and of limitless human freedom result in careless exploitation of our natural heritage.

“If we approach nature … without an openness to awe … our attitude will be that of masters, consumers, exploiters…By contrast, if we feel intimately united with all that exists, then … care will well-up spontaneously.” Center for Earth Ethics. Jennifer Lawrence, please keep your butt off our ancestors. How do you define “sacred?” One simple answer: it’s something you keep your butt off. Jennifer Lawrence got that memo, but decided to disregard it. In a recent interview she recalls her “butt-scratchin’” on sacred rocks while shooting Hunger Games in Hawai’i. They were, to her mind, a useful tool to relieve her of itchiness. In the comments, which she made on a recent episode of the BBC’s Graham Norton Show this week, she says: “There were … sacred … rocks — I dunno, they were ancestors, who knows — they were sacred.” She knew this was a gross cultural breach – that much is clear – but Lawrence decided to go ahead and desecrate the rocks anyway.

A pōhaku (stone) can be sacred for a number of reasons. Lawrence’s story shores up a long line of Hollywood productions that have mocked traditional Hawaiian spiritual beliefs. 'Dreamtime' and 'The Dreaming' – an introduction. Psyche's Links: 15000++ Links to Esoteric Subjects on the Web: Recent/New Additions : 2007 : Psyche's Links: Esotericsubjects.com. 123107 2007 deadliest for US troops in Iraq - Yahoo!