What does purpose have to do with the environment? This reflection is the first in a series exploring this question. It suggests an alternative understanding of 'having dominion'.
The return of the hard-hit hospitality industry provides an opportunity to celebrate its positive social role. In hotels, restaurants and pubs, patrons are welcome despite being unknown to their hosts.
Thomas Cook, the founder of mass travel, had a social vision that was foundational to the company’s success. His purpose was to increase friendship, broaden the mind and lift the spirit.
In many parts of the world, church buildings are still closed. Yet the church itself is open. It is being built through the ordinary work of human hands like ours.
Democracies generally enjoy political and economic freedoms that are protected and limited by the rule of law and by civic virtue. Those freedoms need, therefore, to be exercised responsibly.