The Parish as Oasis: An Introduction to Practical Environmental Care


‘suggestions rooted in good theology and good science…a good book for everyone to read.’ The Furrow

‘Bracing and engaging…full of ideas and initiatives.’ Intercom

‘Every parish in Ireland should become aware of the ideas and suggestions in these pages. It is a book that will prove well worth the investment.’ The Irish Catholic

‘[this book]  relocates how we think about faith and the role of the church – not at the margins but serving instead as an oasis in those parts of our society that are parched and denuded.’     The Catholic Post

A practical and accessible introduction to how local churches can contribute to healing the environmental crisis. By focussing on practical ‘experiments’ that any parish can explore according to their own context and capacities, this book seeks to equip people with a hands-on understanding of the ideas unpacked in Laudato Si’. It is a book that aspires to inspire congregations to get their hands dirty, but also plants those initiatives within a coherent eco-theology.

Dr Kevin Hargaden is the Director and Social Theologian of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Ireland.

Dr Ciara Murphy is the Environmental Justice Advocate of the Jesuit centre for Faith and Justice, Ireland.

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