Christians are often blamed for being so concerned for the next life that they ignore the value and beauty of the world around them. They are blamed for being so interested in being saved from the world, that they do not care for saving the planet. This caricature is unjust, but we have to admit that many Christians have adopted such a strange attitude to the material world that it is easy to see how the caricature has arisen. Thomas O'Loughlin writes that in order to be the People of God we have, first, to become the people of love. To be the people of God we have, first, to become the People of the Creation.
David Begg shows, in Doctrine & Life, July August, how, despite optimism at the time of its joining, membership of the World Trade Organisation ‘has allowed China access to western markets without forcing it to change its behaviour, with disastrous consequences for workers and wages throughout the world