Hope for the Future.  Take Action on Climate Change

Hope for the Future.  Take Action on Climate Change

Michael Bayley explains why he’s started a website to help churches to lobby their local politicians about the need to take action on climate change.

Humankind has an uncanny ability to ignore what we do not want to hear, especially if it requires decisive and radical action which is exactly what is needed now to grapple with climate change.

Is there anything the churches can do about it? The fundamental problems are not technical, however formidable they may be. They are political, moral and religious. The situation is not beyond hope. 

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Testing Traditions and Liberating Theology

Testing Traditions and Liberating Theology

Noel Preston, of the Uniting Church of Australia, reviews the latest book by Australian author Val Webb

Testing Traditions and Liberating Theology may well be the best volume to come from Val Webb’s prolific key pad - and that is quite a rap! Her primary audience is the inquiring lay person. In Val’s own words, she “wrote this book because I meet so many people that either know very little about the development of theology within their church tradition; or else have left their church because what they hear there makes little sense to them, or is even harmful to them. Like Richard Dawkins’ attacks on Christianity, they only know one version and have no idea that theology has actually changed considerably over the centuries and keeps on changing.(p.1)”

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