Est-il possible de relire aujourd'hui les psaumes avec les yeux et la conscience écologiques de personnes du XXIe siècle? C'est à partir de ce questionnement que l'auteur a conçu son ouvrage. Il a choisi des textes qui, en entier ou en partie, contiennent des images et des visions bucoliques ou collées au monde naturel. Parfois en paraphrasant le texte, d'autres fois s'en inspirant pour décrire une réalité contemporaine, David Fines relit les psaumes dans une optique écologique, sans complaisance, avec vérité et espérance. Par la louange, l'action de grâce ou la supplication, ces Psaumes écologiques offrent au priant une occasion de porter dans la spiritualité les enjeux que la crise écologique suscite aujourd'hui.
La protection de l'environnement est certes l'affaire des communautés chrétiennes. Elle est un appel que Dieu lance impérieusement à toutes les Églises. Si celles-ci n'y répondent pas, personne ne le fera à leur place; si elles ne montrent pas le chemin spirituel de la protection de la Création, qui le fera?
Ce livre présente 74 réflexions bibliques à caractère écologique. Chacune d'elle se présente en trois parties : un passage biblique, une réflexion théologique et une actualisation écologique du passage et enfin quelques objectifs, une mise en pratique concrète de cet enseignement, des conseils, des trucs, des actions à entreprendre individuellement ou collectivement.
Who are the women who walk the beat in Dublin's red-light districts? How did they get there? Why do they stay? What happens when they try to leave? What are their lives really like? The Beat: Life on the Streets in a fascinating, disturbing account of the lives of sixteen women and their struggle for surival in Dublin's underworld. Haunted by the drug-related death of his lover Seema, herself a 'working girl', David Fine decided to confront his grief head-on -- journeying to the heart of an invisible Ireland to find out what it means to be a prostitute. Working as a taxi driver, Fine got to know the women on the streets, unveiling every aspect of their harrowing lives. Their stories command attention and compassion on every page of this revealing book. Fine describes how these women -- alternately raging or gentle, brutal or loving, vicious or simply wounded -- destroy themselves, how their personalites crash and collapse, driven by the drugs coursing through their veins. Here are Dublin's 'working girls' in their own words. Imelda is fierce, and fiercely loves her two daughters. Sorcha is so strung out on heroin she eats her own clothes. Una will do anything to avoid sex. Teresa was gang-raped at the age of eleven. Despite it all, these women continue to live and love and dream of a better world. The Beat gives voice to the voiceless -- Fine's admiration for their courage shining through. LIke Jim Carrol in The Basketball Diaries and Scorsese in Taxi Driver, he sees hman dignity and beauty in life's darkest corners.
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