The June issue of the NW NJPN J&P E BULLETIN has a packed diary of summer events and in-depth articles on a wide range of topics including a stirring opinion piece by Fr Robin Gibbons who challenges the clergy to preach ‘green sermons’ (inspired by Laudato SI)’ to highlight that “the least are as important as the greatest, that all creation and life belong to us, that it is what we do to the least that shows the way of love.”  As climate crisis deepens, Catholic writer and theologian Joseph Kelly warns that “humanity is finally having to confront a disturbing new climate reality.”  We report on the first face-to-face meeting between Pope Francis and Ukraine’s President Zelensky since Russia invaded and started the war against his country and Professor Ian Linden looks at the impact of President Erdogan’s recent victory at the polls after fifteen years in power and asks is this the decline of democracy for Turkey? The campaigning group Forces Watch express concerns about the rise of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and what the outcome might be for the future.

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Anne O’Connor

NW NJPN Justice and Peace E Bulletin June 2023