Among faith communities, significant leadership in addressing climate change has been evidenced in recent months, writes Joe Gunn. "Pope Francis released the first-ever encyclical on environmental justice, and the Canadian bishops have now joined in his refrain. However, an unhelpful and strident backlash has arisen from some organizations that question climate action from their particular understanding of their Christian faith."
Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is a penetrating volume from the author of more than 25 books and makes for timely reading as the terrible consequences of terrorist outrages claiming religious justification contrast so cruelly with a season celebrating the birth of the 'Prince of Peace.' Gerald Schmitz reviews.
The time for forgiveness has begun, says Pope Francis as holy doors open worldwide.