Am I A Monkey?: Six Big Questions about Evolution

Am I A Monkey? aims to convince creationists that Judeo-Christian religion is compatible with evolutionary theory by explaining the basic tenets and underlying theory of natural selection. After a smattering of recent texts that have done much to polarize the religion-evolution debate, this is a refreshing thesis. However, although Ayala’s heart is in the right place, much of this book does not do his point justice.”
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The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
Wade Davis, Toronto: Anansi Press, 2009, 240 pages.

The title chapter of The Wayfinders tells of Polynesian navigators’ ability to travel great distances in canoes by reading signs of the ocean, sky, animals and wind. Traversing cultures whose people, like the navigators, have an intimate knowledge of their environments, this book illustrates human brilliance and the capacity to be deeply attuned to our inner and outer worlds.
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Bush’s Fringe Government + Welcome to Doomsday

n Bush’s Fringe Government, Garry Wills identifies the origin of the administration’s overwhelming religious support: the recent pragmatic alliance between evangelical Christians and conservative Catholics in the United States.

The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty-First Century + The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth

The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Berry / Mary Evelyn Tucker, ed.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2009, 200 pages.

The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth Thomas Berry / Mary Evelyn Tucker & John Grim, eds.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009, 144 pages.

In June 2009, Thomas Berry, the historian, priest, author and self-described “geologian,” passed away at his home in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was 94.
Uniting recent scientific discoveries concerning the provenance and progression­ of the universe with religious insights into the nature of creation, Berry’s writing blended empirical and spiritual elements into a unique cosmological narrative. His challenge­ in later life was to place ecology and cosmology at the centre of our personal and institutional lives… [Click here to read more!]

The Enviro Church Conservation Project

Congregations in PEI are making themselves parables of success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Churches are notoriously drafty buildings. But Prince Edward Island parishioners have seen the light when it comes to warmer pews on Sundays.