Encyclical references and reading aids
Following our discussion series on the new enclyclical on the environment,
this blog is dedicated to Chapter 5 'Lines of Approach and Action'
The chapter can be found in the whole encyclical online
Ideas for further reading and action are listed below. Please email your suggestions to us for inclusion.
Ecotheology: Voices from the North and South, ed. by David Hallman
A somewhat academic book in which authors from north and south address issues of ecological destruction and global poverty through theology, emerging with a voice of conviction and hope. A truly global witness.
Green Sisters; A spiritual ecology, by Sarah McFarland Taylor
An engaging book about the work of environmentally acive Catholic nuns in the US and their calling to live out Catholic social justice in a way that considers the earth's needs
Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation, by Richard Bauckham
One of the best books on the Bible's teaching about our place in the world. Creation is understood as a community of inter-dependence and inter-relationships. Creation stories throughout the Bible are discussed.