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Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, has called on Anglicans everywhere to join Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran and other Christians in a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September.

The first day of September has become a significant date for Christians caring for the environment. The Orthodox Church has celebrated a Day of Prayer for the Environment on 1 September since 1989 and earlier this month Pope Francis established a ‘World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation’ in the Roman Catholic Church which will be held annually on the same date.

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Virtuous Circles

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A partnership between the Cathedral and Church Buildings Division, the Diocese of Hereford and architects Feilden Clegg Bradley has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Virtuous Circles project aims to develop a sustainable new model for isolated rural places of worship as self-catering accommodation. Development funding of £49,700 has been awarded to help the partnership progress their plans to apply for a full grant at a later date and a project manager is currently being sought to oversee this work.

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Join us on pilgrimage

Today the Pilgrimage2Paris website is officially launched and we are very excited about the coming months!

The launch of the Lambeth Declaration on Climate Change was signed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and many other faith leaders from across the UK, as well as Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical Laudato Sì.

We’ve been present at the Church of England General Synod, where there was a whole day of environmental debate and a host of bishops had their photo taken with the Pilgrimage2Paris yew baton to show their support for the pilgrimage, which will start in London on Friday 13 November and arrive in Paris on Friday 27 November.

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Archbishop of Canterbury joins faith leaders in call for urgent action to tackle climate change

Faith leaders in Britain have pledged to fast and pray for the success of key international negotiations over climate change in a new declaration warning of the "huge challenge" facing the world over global warming.

Representatives of the major faiths including the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said climate change has already hit the poorest of the world hardest and urgent action is needed now to protect future generations.

In the newly-launched Lambeth Declaration, signatories call on faith communities to recognise the pressing need to make the transition to a low carbon economy.

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