The Parish as Oasis: An Introduction to Practical Environmental Care

The Parish as Oasis

By Kevin Hargaden & Ciara Murphy. A practical and accessible introduction to how local churches can contribute to the healing the environmental crisis. By focusing on practical and accessible “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 consists of three parts: an introductory essay that situates the theological vision of the book, a practical array of experiments that congregations can undertake to care for our common home, and a conclusion pointing people to further resources. While intellectually rigorous, it is written in an accessible, non-technical fashion. The practical experiments draw on real-world examples, including interviews, to give each of these sections an easy magazine-like feel. Read more.