Water and development: coverCampaign leaflets, faith reflections, booklets. Click on the titles to download PDF versions. They are listed in reverse chronological order by publication date.

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(2015) (766KB) 
A readers' guide to Pope Francis' landmark encyclical - his passionate call on humanity to change our relationship with the planet and with fellow humanity. We provide a summary of the text - focusing on the text's key themes and its most important quotes. 
In our interactive guide - designed to be used in a group setting - includes points of reflection, discussion and action. It can be viewed here. We are happy to provide parishes with printed copies. Please contact Jenny Vaughan with any enquiries. 

(2012) (1.58MB PDF)
Brief, accessible information on water, food and farming; water and climate change; water and women; water and business; and water and governance.

Forests and illegal logging: A Progressio guide
(2011) (412K PDF)
A guide to why forests are so important to poor communities around the world - produced for the Big Forest Picnic 2011.

Love received and given
(2011) (1.18MB PDF))
Progressio's guide to the Pope's encyclical Caritas in Veritate - download the PDF or click here to read more about the guide.

For the common good: Reflections on Pope Benedict’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate
(2009) (1MB PDF)
Fr Jim O’Keefe, Sr Pamela Hussey, Ellen Teague and Tim Aldred give some thoughts on the key messages in the encyclical.

Just Add Water
(2009) (685k PDF)
The campaign leaflet for our Just Add Water campaign.

Trapped by the past
(2008) (1MB PDF)
The campaign leaflet for our East Timor: Who Cares? campaign.

Say No to Terminator Seeds
(2007) (2.6MB PDF)
The campaign leaflet for our Say No to Terminator Seeds campaign. The leaflet came inside our spoof seed packet Corn seeds: Terminator variety (875k PDF).

Say No to Suicide Seeds
(August 2006) (1.1MB PDF)
Lefalet outlining the risks posed to farmers in developing countries by Terminator seeds. Published by Progressio on behalf of the UK Working Group on Terminator Technology.

Read the first version of the Say No to Suicide Seeds leaflet (788k PDF) published in January 2006.

This is Progress
(2006) (1.6MB PDF)
An abridged version of Populorum Progressio (On the development of peoples), the Encyclical Letter of Pope Paul VI issued in 1967. This easy-to-read and thought-provoking translation was first published by CIIR in 1967 and has been re-published in a new edition featuring photos from around the world.

Weather warning
(2005) (617k PDF)
Environmental action leaflet outlining why we must all take responsibility for the damage we are doing to the earth's climate. Written by Sir John Houghton, former Director General of the UK Metereological Office.

Living lightly on the earth: Christian stewardship of the environment
(2004) (166k PDF)
Fr Sean McDonagh
A short booklet reflecting on the "moral and religious challenge" of how to respond to the Christian call to stewardship, and to live lightly on the earth at a time of environmental damage, devastation and destruction.

What's wrong with GM?
(2004) (318k PDF)
Environmental action leaflet outlining why genetically modified crops are bad for people and bad for the environment.

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