Category: Actions

How to divest from fossil fuels

Following the Church of England’s fossil fuel divestment vote in July, Operation Noah is inviting local churches of all denominations to make divestment commitments. They say: Fossil fuel companies cannot continue with ‘business as usual’ if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change. The institutional Churches say they believe in ethical investment. They also …
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Christian leaders support Season of Creation

Press Release from the Conference of European Churches 13 June 2018 Brussels Christian leaders encourage participation in Season of Creation Joint message gives new impetus to ecumenical season of environmental protection This week Christian leaders signed a letter of support for the Season of Creation, an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect the …
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Creationtide comes to a close

On Wednesday, the feast of St Francis of Assisi brings the Season of Creation to a close for this year. Thank you to all those who signed up to receive our emails for journeying and praying with us over the past few weeks. We also use our email list to send out very occasional information …
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Creationtide 2017

‘Creationtide’ or the ‘Season of Creation’ is the period in the annual church calendar (from 1st September to 4th October) dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.  This year we will be encouraging church members to sign up to receive daily Creationtide resources for celebration, reflection and action. Under the theme ‘Inspiring …
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Creationtide mailing list

Please sign up to our mailing list using this form. We use it to send out daily reflections for the period of Creationtide or during the Lent Carbon Fast. We also use the list to send out very occasional information (perhaps as often as twice a year!) about events organised by EcoChurch Southwest. You can …
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Eco Church and Big Church Switch in Salisbury and Winchester Dioceses

Eco Church is ‘launching locally’ in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire as the Anglican dioceses join forces with Christian Aid, Tearfund and A Rocha UK to boost the scheme across the region. Salisbury and Winchester dioceses’ Tools For Transformation events will explore A Rocha UK’s award scheme and the Big Church Switch – and share stories …
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Climate negotiations in Paris

This year is vital for the climate, as governments are meeting in Paris between 30 November and 11 December, and hopefully they will come to a ground-breaking agreement. There are a number of activities taking place across the six Dioceses in the South West in the run up to the Paris Summit, and more planned …
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The People’s Pilgrimage to Paris

Andy Bowerman, formerly Rector of Wareham in the Diocese of Salisbury and now an Associate Priest in the Diocese of Bath and Wells, is co-Director of the Anglican Alliance. In this reflection Andy explains why he is joining the People’s Pilgrimage to Paris to encourage world leaders to take decisive action on climate change when they meet in …
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Green Gloucestershire

The Diocese of Gloucester and Churches Together in Gloucestershire have provided some funding for a new website containing lots of helpful resources, such as: managing your churchyard switching to Ecotricity energy saving tips in church buildings flooding suppliers of locally grown food and drink joint core strategy (housing) connecting with nature analysis of consumerism trench …
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Carbon Fast 2015 Reflections

Ash Wednesday: The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Tim Thornton, provided the first of our daily reflections for Lent. And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.  Genesis 1:9 “And it was so.” God is the creator.  …
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