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How green is your church?

Caring for creation through practical action

You cannot pick up a newspaper, turn on the radio, or switch on the TV these days, without realising that not all is well with Planet Earth.

Recognising the increasing impact of human activities on our environment, churches of all denominations are being encouraged by the church leaders — the Pope, the Archbishops and the President of the Methodist Conference to name a few — , to take action to address climate change and the loss of wildlife and wild places.

At District Synod on 14th September, there was strong support for taking practical and positive action by promoting, and adopting, EcoChurch at District level, but to do so it needs Circuits and individual Churches, to become involved.

Eco Church is an initiative run by A Rocha ('Christians in Conservation') in partnership with the Methodist Church, the Church of England, Tearfund and Christian Aid. With more than 1000 churches already signed up, and programmes in 20 countries, A Rocha's vision for EcoChurch is to create a vast network of Christians committed to caring for God's earth, as part of their everyday work and witness. It seeks to make every church a shining beacon of hope for a brighter environmental future. Click here for information on how you can be involved

EcoChurch provides resources and guidance to help churches show they care for the environment in their worship and teaching, their management of buildings and land, community and global engagement and individual lifestyles.


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