Night Moves is not an in-depth study of an environmental project, rather the film raises (but does not answer) questions about the motivation and integrity of activists.
There is a weakness in the overall message that just makes this film a bit bland. Perhaps it is trying to demonstrate the complicated nature of fracking, but with scant attention paid to the environmental and health issues, it comes across as flimsy.
This is a collection of sermons delivered in the first decade of the 21st Century at the Episcopal Church of St James, by Northcott – an Anglican priest who is also Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. In each sermon he demonstrates both his rigorous knowledge of contemporary environmental and scientific issues and his profound understanding of Christian theology.
The Age of Stupid challenges us that we have until 2015 to make proper change, before we reach the tipping point. It makes this call to goodness from a secular perspective. As members of God’s Church we are twice called to be leaders.
What is our relationship, as Christians, to poverty? Sarah Broscombe, reflecting on her experience of the World Social Forum 2009, explains how the Christian understanding of poverty does not just focus on a lack of material goods, and how it is inextricably linked to a concern for environmental issues.
The Day the Earth Stood Still is an apocalyptic disaster film with a jointly environmentalist/pacifist message, designed to put the heart back into us greedy, mean humans. But what makes for the worst sermons, namely the boring delivery of a half-believed message, apparently also makes for bad films.
When you hear of a natural disaster that claims thousands of victims, you can hardly be blamed for asking why. Jesuit astronomer, Guy Consolmagno, explores our ambivalent relationship with nature-in-the-raw in the third of his series for Thinking Faith.
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