Month: May 2014

Jesus’ Values Revolution

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of the Catalyst.
by David Pfrimmer

Last year, Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).” In discussing the Roman Catholic Church’s renewed sense of mission, Pope Francis highlighted “the structural causes of inequality” and reaffirmed the social teaching of the churches: “No to the economy...

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Glacier in Antarctica (Niko Harbour)

Warnings we would do well to heed

When a tree falls in the forest, does anybody hear? We might do well to ask, “when a glacier collapses into the sea, does anybody care?” Perhaps not as poetic, but certainly a question that requires an answer. The urgency of the global environmental crisis isn’t new. Climate scientists have been studying the issue for...

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Tilling

Living Ecological Justice: Keep and Till the Earth

“Hear the word of the Lord, O people of Israel; for the Lord has an indictment against the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or loyalty, and no knowledge of God in the land. Swearing, lying, and murder, and stealing and adultery break out; bloodshed follows bloodshed. Therefore the land mourns, and all...

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