Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide have long been concerned with environmental issues. From extreme weather to food shortages all of us are affected. Guided by the fifth Mark of Mission members of the Anglican Communion Environment Network strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth.
Here are a few stories:
Less Plastic for Lent
“We have traditionally regarded sin as being merely what people do to other people. Yet, for human beings to destroy the biological diversity in God’s creation; for human beings to degrade the integrity of the earth by contributing to climate change, by stripping the earth of its natural forests or destroying its wetlands; for human beings to contaminate the earth’s waters, land and air – all of these are sins.” Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
This Lent we are challenged to turn from the sin of damaging God’s planet and hurting our neighbours by our over use of single use (throwaway) plastic.
Care for Creation – Manual for Confirmation and Youth Groups
This resource, from the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, is aimed at 13-18 years olds taking confirmation classes, Youth Groups, and Youth Guilds. This resource forms part of a confirmation and youth training program that will grow and establish a generation of Anglicans who are committed to safeguarding the integrity of creation and to sustaining and renewing the life of the Earth
Download the Care-for-Creation-Youth-Manual
Environmental Confession for Ash Wednesday
Fast for the Earth – a calendar of actions for each day of Lent, from the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Download the #FAST4EARTH Fast4Earth Calendar