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New Environmental Series From Villagers Media/Green Spirit Tv Now Online

Dear friends,

A series on the environment that I worked with at length, based on a recent CCCB document on the environment, is now online. It includes 12 programs of about 10 minutes each; they have used clips of an interview with me to introduce each segment. The segments interweave papal teaching on the environment with interviews or presentations of various environmental initiatives, or places (like Madonna House and St. Peter's Abbey) that have integrated a healthy relationship with the environment into their Christian commitment and lifestyle.

We think it should be both a good precursor and accompaniment to Pope Francis's forthcoming encyclical on the environment. The note below, from Dawn Deme, the series' producer, gives you various links to the series. It should be an effective tool for a study group or youth group interested in the environment. I hope you find it worthwhile.


Don Bolan 

Green Spirit TV (GSTV) is now on line. Go to, press on the GSTV banner and go from there. You can also go directly to: There you will see the videos and lesson plans of the new series.

For a quick viewing of the videos by themselves go to

World Environment Day (Wed) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. It is a reminder to people everywhere that individual actions count – we call do something! The WED theme this year is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." We know we are consuming far more natural resources than the planet can continue to provide. For photos, info and ideas, see

Youtube Recommendation: "Creation: Is God's charity broad enough for bears?" is a 1-hour lecture by the theologian, Elizabeth Johnson, csj, based on ideas from her book, "Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love." The link is .The actual lecture begins at 12:45 as there is a long introduction. 



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