Category Archives: Social & Economic Issues

Christine Allen
18 Jun
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Christian Aid welcomes ‘game-changing’ Papal encyclical

Christian Aid has praised Pope Francis for his call for a radical rethinking of humanity’s relationship with the earth and urged both people of faith in all walks of life, and especially politicians,  to heed his appeal for action to ...

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Patriarch Bartholomew
18 Jun
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Patriarch Bartholomew on Pope Francis’ climate encyclical: Ecology, Economy and Ecumenism

Bartholomew, 270th Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, is spiritual leader to 300 million Orthodox Christians throughout the world. “In a series of seminars organized between 1994 and 1998 on the island of Halki off the coast of Istanbul ...

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Ban Ki-moon
18 Jun
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UN chief hails Papal encyclical spotlighting climate change as critical ‘moral issue’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of Pope Francis’ Papal Encyclical in which the leader of the Catholic Church deplored climate change as one of the principal challenges facing humanity and called for a ‘new dialogue’ about ...

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Archbishop Thabo Makgoba
18 Jun
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Anglican environmental network chair welcomes Papal climate encyclical

People of faith need to focus on the moral and spiritual elements of the crisis brought about by rapid climate change, Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, said today in response to Pope ...

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Photo:Pope Francis
18 Jun
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Pope Francis challenges humanity to fight global warming in historic encyclical

Climate change is a mostly man-made phenomenon worsened by rich countries whose people keep feeding their “self-destructive vices,” Pope Francis says in an unprecedented papal document released today. In the first papal letter dedicated to the environment, a key theme ...

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Archbishop Justin Welby
16 Jun
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Archbishop Welby joins faith leaders calling for action on climate change

The Archbishop of Canterbury has joined faith leaders in Britain pledging to fast and pray for the success of key international negotiations over climate change, in a new declaration warning of the “huge challenge” facing the world over global warming. Representatives ...

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European Council on Refugees and Exiles poster
16 Jun
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Glasgow churches call for national debate on Mediterranean migrants

Glasgow Churches Together has written to Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, expressing concern regarding the current migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. The letter reads: We believe it is inevitable, one way or another, that the people of Scotland will want ...

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Linda Wunsch
14 Jun
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Cambuslang Parish Church’s dementia garden welcomes visitors

Cambuslang Parish Church’s Kirkhill building was a hive of activity last Wednesday, as people were hard at work in their gardens. A group of people suffering from dementia visited the church building with their carers last Wednesday, as part of ...

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