Region’s newly ordained Anglican bishop, Todd Townshend, sees faith as call to action on climate change

By Norman De Bono Anglican Bishop Todd Townshend   Right Reverend Dr. Robert Todd Townshend is hoping to bring an environmental focus and action on climate change to Anglican churches across its Southwestern Ontario diocese. Townshend was ordained Bishop of the Huron Diocese on Saturday afternoon, drawing about 1,000 people to St. Paul’s Cathedral on … Continue reading “Region’s newly ordained Anglican bishop, Todd Townshend, sees faith as call to action on climate change”

The Time of Radical Change in the Church — and in the World

By Emilie Smith This past August, the Amazon basin flashed through our news cycles, and for a few weeks our eyes were focused on the fires, the deaths, the burning, the ruin. The moment which finally broke my heart was a photo of a dead anteater lying stiff in the ashes. The Amazon is embedded … Continue reading “The Time of Radical Change in the Church — and in the World”

‘Sustainability Book’ offers Christian perceptive on Sustainable Development Goals

A new publication, The Sustainability Book offers online texts and resources about the Sustainable Development Goals for use by congregations, gatherings, and individuals. Edited by Anne Marte Skaland and Guro Almås, The Sustainability Book is a toolbox that will help people fight for a better world. “It is this will that drives a peace activist in Cambodia, a human … Continue reading “‘Sustainability Book’ offers Christian perceptive on Sustainable Development Goals”

‘Nothing’s like it used to be’

Climate, economic changes renew food security efforts in Newfoundland and Labrador By MATTHEW TOWNSEND August 9, 2019 Ask people about buying food in Newfoundland and Labrador, and you’ll start hearing a few consistent comments: that fresh produce can be very expensive, that storm-related shipping delays can cut off the supply of food, and that the … Continue reading “‘Nothing’s like it used to be’”

Jeffrey Bilbro: Wendell Berry exemplifies sustainable life

Unsplash / Toomas Tartes FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   From the city to the suburbs, Wendell Berry can help us imagine virtuous forms of living, says the author and Spring Arbor University associate professor. TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019 Climate change and the sustainability of the earth are huge, often paralyzing issues. Yet despite their overwhelming scale, Jeffrey Bilbro, … Continue reading “Jeffrey Bilbro: Wendell Berry exemplifies sustainable life”