Green Health Awards
The benefits of engaging with the natural world for mental, physical and spiritual health is increasingly recognised. These new awards, run in partnership with the Church Times, will recognise churches who are engaging with this work. For example, those communities which make best use of their outdoor space to promote the links between natural environment and our health. The Green Health Awards have now been launched. Do you know a church using its land to promote mental and/or physical wellbeing? Nominate them here.
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What's the Church of England doing on the environment? What's the most cost effective way to reduce your church building's environmental impact and cut running costs? What resources are available on environmental issues and what events are coming up?
Find out the answers and plenty more in the spring e-news.
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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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