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Breaking Bread on Melville Koppies

Some lovely images taken by Karen Cloete at the Koppies Service on May 5th 2019.

Environmental Matters, The Ronnie Bin

The awareness of the impact of our modern lifestyle on the environment has never been more in focus than it has been during the past few years.  Hot on the heels of the electricity cuts and the rise of solar energy as an alternative, in 2015/2016 we again began to experience drought conditions and the … Continue reading

Pope Francis called for radical transformation

Pope Francis this week released his Encyclical on Climate Change. In it he called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation and climate change, blending a biting critique of consumerism and irresponsible development with a plea for swift and unified global action. Read the full text here. Our … Continue reading

Ishmael the Gorilla

Ishmael the Gorilla has appeared a few times in the sermons of Revd. Tim Gray.  In this period around World Environment Day, you might be interested in more information about the story and the intention of its author, Daniel Quinn. Ishmael is a 1992 philosophical novel by Daniel Quinn.  It examines the myth-based thinking at … Continue reading

God and lawn care

Thank you to Colleen Patience for sending me this conversation between God at St. Francis.  It is appropriate with reference to World Environment Day. God to St. Francis:  Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet?  What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds … Continue reading

“Live simply that others may simply live”

JAEI ENVIRONMENTAL CORNER World Environment Day – 5 June   2015 World Environment Day theme – “Seven Billion Dreams – One Planet! Consume with Care!” …. in other words … we need to live sustainably!!! The well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the … Continue reading

Eco Group website links

The Eco Group has provided some website links that might be of interest to you.  The objective of this is (a) to keep green/eco news readily available to parishioners, and (b) to encourage learning about eco matters The criteria used in suggesting the links are: Eco news / items relevant and meaningful to our parishioners. … Continue reading

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