In the midst of this crisis in which we live, we want to share with you some good weekly news, news of hope, important or simple acts and gestures that unite us as a community of men and women of faith-driven by the force of hope.
Pope at Angelus: Recognizing Jesus as the living God is secret to happy life
At the Angelus prayer on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis invites Christians to make their lives a gift and to recognize Jesus as the living God.
Pope at Angelus: Gratitude is a sign of the kingdom of God
Ahead of the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis urges Christians to carry our cross in Jesus’ footsteps with generosity and grateful hearts.
Feeding bees and greening the economy: what went right this week
Two pig farmers from Suffolk have fed one million bees by planting wildflowers on their land, a bee survey has confirmed.
Positive News first reported on Mark and Paul Hayward’s plan to entice pollinators to their farm in 2018, when they started sowing wildflowers on 33 hectares of farmland. “Modern life has pushed nature to the fringes,” said Paul Hayward. “Farmers can help restore the balance.”
How hobbies helped people stay positive during lockdown
During lockdown many people took up new hobbies to fill their time. We discover the benefits of having a creative focus.
Juliana Ferrarini, who works in retail, wanted to use her time constructively while self-isolating in her Eastbourne flat. “Having suffered from depression in the past, I was worried about how the dark days of this pandemic would impact my mental health, so I needed to find something positive to keep my mind occupied,” she explains.
‘Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’: the five-point plan for achieving net zero
The Committee on Climate Change has published its recommendations for the UK government to deliver a green Covid-19 recovery.
Business leaders and campaign groups have led calls during the pandemic for the UK government to put the environment at the heart of the nation’s Covid-19 recovery. According to the polls there is also overwhelming public support for policies that mitigate the climate crisis.
Coronavirus: why the lockdown could lead to improvements in wildlife conservation
Scientists are looking at how the ‘anthropause’ affected animals and whether those insights could inform conservation strategies.
At one point during the pandemic, a third of the world’s population was estimated to be living under lockdown. And as humans hid indoors from the virus, reports emerged of wildlife taking over cities: jellyfish were spotted in Venice’s suddenly-clean canals, dolphins were seen on the Bosphorous and cougars were found wandering the streets of Santiago.
On the header, Pope Francis leads the Angelus on Sunday (Vatican Media), retrieved from https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-06/pope-francis-angelus-gratitude-sign-kingdom-of-god.html