“The Earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.” Psalm 24:1
Jesus came to bring Good News to the poor and told his followers to love one another. Environmental degredation and climate change caused by the rich world’s over-exploitation of the earth’s resoures are despoiling Creation and making life difficult, if not impossible, for many people. in all this, it is the poor who have done least damage who are suffering most. For many Christians care for the environment is as much a justice issue as a conservation one.
“We cannot show the right kind of love for our fellow-humans unless we alo work at keeping the earth as a place that is a secure home for all people.” Archishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.
The Updated Diocesan Environment Policy, approved by Bishops’ Council in November 2014 can be downloaded from here.
For further information and to register your Green Champion contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01636 817232.
Shrinking the Footprint is the Church of England’s National Environment Campaign and has lots of resources http://shrinkingthefootprint.cofe.anglican.org
The DAC Guidance for Eco and Environmental works to Church Buildings and Churchyards can be downloaded from here
Christians and the Environment – 10 Basic Actions document can be downloaded here
Edible Churchyards Scheme
With half a million people in the UK dependent on food handouts, this year’s Diocesan Lent Appeal has focused on spiritual and practical ways of tackling food poverty. The Edible Churchyards Scheme encourages land around churches to be used for growing with the produce being shared by the growers and the community.
Parishes can apply for grants up to £250 from Transforming Notts Together who will be administering the scheme. Click here Edible Churchyards Scheme to download the application form.
The Revd David McCoulough