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Theory to practice: positive ways to act, guided by faith 

By guest blogger Sian Pankhurst, December 3, 2019. If you’ve followed by blog posts for the last few weeks, you’re probably thinking: “well, now I know that these things are happening, what can I do about it?” . This is important to think about because although we can use force, have protests, undertake lobbying and…
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The importance of faith-based organisations in environmental care

By Sian Pankhurst, 20 November 2019 When discussing environmentalism and environmental activists, most people would assume one of two stereotypes about the sorts of people who take part in these movements: Hippies or secular groups who are very left leaning. However, there is a large movement of faith-based organisations which partake within environmental movements, including…
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Why is sustainability important?

By Sian Pankhurst, 20 November 2019 If you are new to the environmental movement, then you may be hearing the word sustainability a lot and wondering: ‘what does it actually mean?’ You hear it everywhere in the movements and in articles and might be wondering, well why is it so important, or wondering why sustainability…
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Have yourself a (sustainable) Merry Christmas

By Sian Pankurst, 1 December 2019 Christmas is inching closer every year. Blink, it feels like it’s Easter; blink again, and then its Christmas. When we think of Christmas, the picture usually consists of a brightly coloured and lit Christmas tree full of presents, nativity scene on the cabinet, festive Church services, gift giving. And…
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Justice for all – exploring the linkages between environmental and social justice

When looking at social justice movements, how can we link environmental issues and environmental justice into it? Environmental issues and social justice issues are intertwined. These issues are caused by climate change-related incidents, and affect the environment which in turn, affects all people too. This link can be recognised in issues such as natural disasters,…
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Recommended read: The Right to Climate Strike? A theological discussion on the validity of the recent climate strikes.

With her trademark clarity and rigorous theological discussion underpinned by Catholic Social Teaching, Dr. Sandie Cornish – director of popular blog site Social Spirituality – analyses the validity of the recent student, worker and public climate strikes across the world. Our recommended read this week. You can find her article over at Social Spirituality here,…
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