This issue wrestles with the Christian response towards our earth, its delicate ecosystems and each other, drawing from deep wells of theological thought, ethics and scientific discovery. Intersecting with the study of, and reflection on, humility, these articles provide valuable aids for considering our individual and collective responses to the crucial challenges we currently face.
The articles in this edition of St Mark’s Review are drawn from two important symposia that were held in 2015. The first four originated as papers presented at ‘The good citizen and the Pope: the moral implications of Laudato Si’’, held at St Paul’s College, University of Sydney on 1 December 2015. The second set of articles was originally presented at a symposium on theologian Jane Foulcher’s recent book, Reclaiming Humility: Four Studies in the Monastic Tradition (Cistercian Publications, Collegeville MN, 2015), held at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra, on 22 October 2015.