Our Beautiful World!
Our world is very beautiful in all its rich diversity of living things, and ecosystems which sustain interdependent life from the simplest to the most complex of organisms. As Christians we believe it is an essential part of our responsibility to safeguard God's Creation.
There is now a huge groundswell of belief in the Church and the wider Community about the urgency of the need to address in faith, practice and mission, the scientifically accepted reality of climate change and the dangers it poses to all life on earth.
How can our actions make a difference?
Inevitably we feel deeply inadequate in the face of global events and their links to major changes in the environment. How can our actions make a difference we ask with all sincerity? Yet we know that only by starting at an individual level with some fundamental changes in our life style can we hope to contribute to the legacy of an inhabitable planet for future generations of people and the animal kingdom.
FAST FOR The EARTH - your lent Challenge!
We are asking you to think and pray about taking up some or all of the actions to reduce our carbon footprint upon our world. If you do this you will be fasting for the Earth and its future generations!
At the bottom of this page you will find the link to a LENT CALENDAR which has a carbon reducing action for all the family for every day of Lent on a single sheet which you can readily attach with a magnet to your fridge and tick off! A great way to get your children involved!
If you would like to read more about these carbon reducing actions there are plenty of resources on the website from which this Calendar comes: See the link on the Green Tab link above entitled green anglicans.
We can also recommend the Living Lent 2020 resources, entitled Creating a Climate of Change, from which this photo comes, and which you can find on the Green Tab link below,
Also see poster below about the "Hope For Creation in Crisis" Conference on Saturday 14th March.
Children from 5-11 years may also be interested in the Poster attached below entitled: Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint.
Fast for future generations!
Do take this up as your Lent Challenge and help sustain our world for future generations!
This photo shows Archbishop Justin Welby with members of the new Anglican Communion Youth Network, who are young representatives from all over the world breathing life into the Anglican Communion's environmental mission. .