As well as this journey of finding out about ethical living and how we can live a better life I’m also on a journey to becoming a Catholic. Actually the latter is part of the reason for the former. I’ve mentioned church a few times, and at our church we have a CAFOD Live Simply group, which is a charity that gives aid to countries, they do various things from gifts to a church sponsoring a child. They also have this Live Simply program which encourages churches to build a community of simple, environmental living and in solidarity with people in poverty.
It’s all based around Pope Francis Laudato Si which says:
I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all. The worldwide ecological movement has already made considerable progress and led to the establishment of numerous organizations committed to raising awareness of these challenges. Regrettably, many efforts to 13 seek concrete solutions to the environmental crisis have proved ineffective, not only because of powerful opposition but also because of a more general lack of interest