Wealth is increasingly and unfairly concentrated among a privileged few. Jesus said: “Watch out! Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions”.
There seem to be moments, every now and then, which grab us. An idea pops up in our mind, and it shines so bright and obvious that we wonder why we had never thought it before.
Christians have been wrong on the environment, but they have also, at times, been right, acting justly and humanely—and with results that we still benefit from today.
The European Commission unveils a strategy which includes “low and zero emission vehicles and alternative fuels”. Evangelical groups support policies in the line of the Paris Agreement.
The water level of the Sea of Galilee has dropped by six meters compared to 2004. Israel believes that the best solution is the desalination.
Although “virus” means “poison”, and we associate the term with diseases such as Ebola, AIDS or flu, among others, certain viruses are instrumental in the growth of our nervous system.
While pecking a tree the woodpecker is subjected to impacts of up to 1400 times the force of gravity. Human beings can only withstand impacts of up to 8 times the force of gravity before becoming unconscious.
The varying and changing climate in the Bible lands allowed for a wide variety of trees, which took root everywhere from the high, and very cold, mountain regions of Mt. Hermon to the hot Negev desert and the shores of the Dead Sea.
Or : gardeners on vacation.
As a relict species it has only managed to survive on a handful of isolated mountain-tops.
Producers will help cover the costs of clean-up and waste management for items such as food and drinks containers. “Single use plastics are not a smart economic or environmental choice”, says the European Commission.
There were insects that could be eaten, such as various types of winged locusts, which the New Testament also refers to as the food that John the Baptist ate.
Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.
The caper is native to Southeast Asia, but it is common throughout the Mediterranean basin and in many other parts of the world.
How students in Latin America demonstrate the gospel.
The ancient Egyptians tamed them and trained them to collect fruit from the tallest trees, like palms, and even to look after flocks of sheep, just as certain breeds of dog are trained to do nowadays.
It is a strong, timid, solitary and hard-to-find member of the heron family, whose brownish-red plumage bears a number of dark streaks, and which lives among the reeds in marshy wetland.
A report warns that ocean plastic will triple in a decade. “We invest a lot of money for missions to space, but there’s nothing living out there. The sea bed is teeming with life”, experts say.
In the Bible, saffron is only mentioned in the Song of Songs, as one of the most prominent aromatic spices, and with the aim of highlighting the beauty of the beloved.
Companies in several countries work to eradicate plastic packaging.
Why is it that, despite feeding on decomposing animal flesh, vultures never catch any diseases?
Henna is only referred to twice in the Song of Songs (chapter 1:14 and 4:13), in relation to beauty, fragrance and love.
A few countries control and consume a large amount of the world’s resources.
There is only one verse in the Bible where cotton is mentioned (Esther 1 v 6), although many versions translate it as linen.
The term was translated as “cedar”, “poplar” and even “cypress” as it was thought that fir trees did not exist in Biblical lands.
Helicopters airlifted tourists in Switzerland and Italy as more than 20,000 tourists trapped.