Debra Dean Murphy: Mary Oliver and other poets can help us perceive — and protect — the natural world

Mary Oliver’s poetry often drew from close attention to the natural world. Oliver died Jan. 17, 2019 at the age of 83. Getty Images / Photo by Kevork Djansezian FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The disciplined reading of poetry can inculcate a mindset of paying deep attention to the world around us, says a scholar. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Can reading … Continue reading “Debra Dean Murphy: Mary Oliver and other poets can help us perceive — and protect — the natural world”

Why Are We Here? A Meditation on Canada

WHY ARE WE HERE? A Meditation on Canada by Mary Jo Leddy Novalis  Toronto February, 2019 103 pages. Paperback. $12.89 CAD ISBN #978-2=89688-580-0.Publishers Promo: Acclaimed author and human rights advocate Mary Jo Leddy examines the moral challenges facing Canada in this time of social exclusion and environmental ruin. She focuses particularly on three of our … Continue reading “Why Are We Here? A Meditation on Canada”

Environment Network calls on Anglicans around the world to use less plastic

Posted on: March 8, 2019   Photo Credit: Matthew Gollop / Pixabay The Anglican Communion’s Environment Network (ACEN) is encouraging Anglicans to reduce their use of plastic in Lent. Organisers hope that those taking part in the “plastic fast” will learn to use less plastic in the longer term in order to protect the earth’s … Continue reading “Environment Network calls on Anglicans around the world to use less plastic”

Pastor Norman Tendis honoured at launch of WCC economic and ecological justice resource

Posted on: March 13, 2019 Pastor Norman Tendis honoured at the launch of his economic and ecological justice roadmap for churches yesterday (Tuesday). Photo Credit: Ivars Kupcis / WCC A resource rooted to the congregation level of churches’ engagement in ecological and economic justice was launched during a public event at the World Council of … Continue reading “Pastor Norman Tendis honoured at launch of WCC economic and ecological justice resource”

First couple to marry under Church of South India’s “Green Wedding” protocol

Posted on: January 15, 2019 Photo Credit: CSI When Anjay and Nisha, a young couple from Kerala, were married at St Thomas’ Church in Punnackadu, last month, they planted saplings as part of the Church of South India’s new “Green Wedding” protocol. The couple were the first to be married in the CSI since the … Continue reading “First couple to marry under Church of South India’s “Green Wedding” protocol”