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Join the Lent Plastics Challenge

8 tonnes of plastic is dumped in the sea every minute.

Globally, plastics have reached every part of the world’s oceans with the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ thought to be 6 times the size of the UK. 

Through reducing our own use of plastic we can take action, following the fifth mark of mission 'to safeguard the integrity of creation and to sustain the life of the earth'. Live it out, talk about it and slowly re-shape society. Join us in the Lent Plastics Challenge.

We must not be indifferent or resigned to the loss of biodiversity and the destruction of ecosystems, often caused by our irresponsible and selfish behaviour....Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence … We have no such right." “The resolve to live differently should affect our various contributions to shaping the culture and society in which we live,” Pope Francis

 

 

 

Anglican Primates Invited to Create a Picture of What Care for Creation Means

The most senior bishops or archbishops of the 39 churches (also known as provinces) of the worldwide Anglican Communion are being asked to produce a picture of what God’s creation means to them. 

The Primates of 39 provinces from Australia to Zambia, who between them lead tens of millions of Christians, are being invited to create a picture of the environment in their province which can be presented at an event in Lambeth Palace during Creationtide 1 September – 4 October 2018 and exhibited on web sites as part of a programme leading up to the Lambeth Conference in 2020.

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Winter E-news 2017

The latest update from the Church of England's Environmental Programme is now available, it can be viewed in PDF or Word format and covers recent projects as well as a host of useful resources. If you would like to sign up for the quarterly newsletter you can do so at the bottom of the homepage.

Take a look at the short film made as part of the Climate Reality Project's 24 Hours of Reality here.

Winners of Church Times Green Awards announced

Describing climate change as an 'issue of inter-generational justice',  Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, announced the winners of the Church Times Green Church Awards at a ceremony  at Lambeth Palace on 16 October.

The ecumenical awards, which were last held ten years ago, attracted 117 entries in five categories. Winning entries included a church in County Durham that has involved over 1000 young people in guerrilla gardening and a church in South London that is building a new church hall made out of straw bales.

In a message to the finalists, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: "Responding to climate change is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God's creation. Meanwhile, to love our neighbour - particularly, in this case, our neighbour whom we may never meet but who lives daily with the profound threat posed by this moral crisis - is at the core of what it is to follow Jesus Christ.

'The dedication and devotion of those shortlisted for the Green Church awards is extraordinary and their recognition well deserved."

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