BREXIT – EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT.
LIFE-SIZE CROSS IS DEDICATED AT DOWN CATHEDRAL
BISHOP ALAN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
DIOCESAN SYNOD – DANGER OF ‘OBSESSION WITH REGULATIONS – By Brian Donaldson
RESOURCES FOCUS ON HOMELESSNESS
ORPHAN SOCIETY MARKS 175 YEARS
THE INSPIRATION OF ST PATRICK
EVENTS TO MARK 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF DISESTABLISHMENT
WORK UNDERWAY TO REPAIR ROOF AT ST PATRICK’S
HIROSHIMA EXPERIENCE FOR HELENE
HONOUR FOR BELL RINGER CYRIL (95)
DREAM COMES TRUE FOR LARNE PARISH
BISHOP SPEAKS ON OUGHTERARD
NO PLACE FOR HATE CRIME
‘GATHERED IN’ HARVEST MISSION
LIBRARY TRIBUTE TO LATE BISHOP CAIRD
NEWCASTLE BELLS TO RING AGAIN
CHARLIE CHAPLIN VISITS WATERVILLE
POIGNANT LAST BIBLE WEEK
PARISH NURSING FIRST IN CONNOR
RB AND STANDING COMMITTEE NEWS
FLOOD DAMAGED HALL PLANS DEALT A BLOW
CHRISTIANS JOIN CLIMATE STRIKE
BABY BASICS NOW IN ARMAGH
BREXIT – A HURDLE TO CROSS By Lord Eames OM
DEAR MR JOHNSON
PLANNING FOR A HARD BREXIT By David Richie
Interview – SAFEST PLACE IS WHERE GOD HAS CALLED YOU – Jenny Smith
Diocean Focus MEATH AND KILDARE DIOCESES: A YEAR IN REVIEW
Environment – OUTDOOR LEARNING!
Environment – CHURCHYARD BIRDS AND BEES
Children – ‘TIME TO READ’ IN SHANKILL, BELFAST
People – ‘GOD DOES NOT SEE ME AS BROKEN AND NEEDING FIXED’ THE REV AARON MCALISTER SPEAKS INSPIRINGLY ABOUT THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL CHALLENGES OF HIS DISABILITY
The Big Question – HOW DO YOU PICTURE HEAVEN?
MUSIC – CHOIR WHICH JUST LOVES TO HAVE FUN!
MUSIC – BANBRIDGE REMEMBERS HYMN WRITER
MISSION – A SAFER LIFE FOR SCHOOLGIRLS
MOTHERS UNION – DELEGATES ATTEND GENERAL MEETING
MOTHERS UNION – CELEBRATING 60 YEARS IN CRUMLIN
MOTHERS UNION – PRAYER WALKING!
PEOPLE – HIGHLIGHTS OF 22 YEARS AS BISHOP
MISSION – GLOBAL GUESTS ATTEND IGNITE
SYNOD – TOUCHING LIVES… CHANGING LIVES
HERITAGE – A VISUAL WINDOW TO AN ECCLESIASTICAL WORLD
Mission – A BIG ‘LITTLE’ STORY ABOUT MISSION
Devotional – FACING UNCERTAINTY WITH A HUMBLE, LOVING HEART
NEW CENTRE DIRECTOR
VITAL ROLE OF CHURCHES IN PEACE-BUILDING
LEARNING FROM THE PAST IS ESSENTIAL
BISHOPS CALL FOR ACTION ON AMAZON FIRES
DIDDY DISCIPLES Author: Sharon Moughtin-Mumby Publisher: SPCK Publishing
FINDING FAVOUR IN THE SIGHT OF GOD: A THEOLOGYOF WISDOMLITERATUREAuthor: Richard P Belcher Jr Publisher: IVP Academic 2018
SELF-SUPPORTING MINISTRY: A PRACTICAL GUIDEAuthor: John Lees Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Letter to the Editor
NATURAL FIT BETWEEN FAITH AND ENVIRONMENT
I am a retired civil servant, and in recent times I have become an advocate for wildlife and broader issues of biodiversity, because, as we all know, wildlife is in serious decline as a result of impaired ecological systems.
As a child I sang about ‘All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small…’ and as an adult I thought there was
a natural fit between faith and trying to fix our increasinglydegraded environment that God created for us.
A few searches of main Church websites, however, did not reveal any particular interest in biodiversity or the environment, although I did note that theRepresentative Church Body had partnered up to the All- Ireland Pollinator, which issued a practical and useful guide for faith communities.
I had actually thought that churches would have grasped the opportunity to engage with young people in relation to the huge environmental challenges, even ifonly to sow wildflowers or build‘insect hotels.’
I do hope that there is much more going on than is reflected online.
Bangor, Co Down