Season of Creation – 1 September to 4 October 2021

Each year, from 1 September, the Season of Creation, to 4 October, St Francis of Assisi Day, many Anglicans use the Season of Creation – also known as  Creation Time –  to pray and celebrate with creation, focus on the story of Earth, and commit to a ministry of healing Earth.

The theme for this year’s  Season of  Creation is “Oikos- a home for all”. Oikos is a Greek
word meaning ‘house’ or ‘home’.

Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment. It is an annual ecumenical season where we pray and act together as a Christian family for our common home.

Through this theme, we celebrate the integral web of relationships that sustain the well-being of the Earth.

Two Important Environmental Summits

This year the Season of Creation takes place right before two important environmental summits.

In October the UN Biodiversity Conference will take place in China where world leaders will have the opportunity to set meaningful and robust targets to protect our common home.  In November, at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), countries will announce their plans to meet the goals of the historic Paris climate agreement.

World Day of Prayer for Creation Service 2021 St Pauls

Here are some Season of Creation Resources

What is the Season of Creation?

Christianity and Climate Change Online Course

Do a six week online training course with Dr Katherine Hayhoe – Christianity and climate change

For more information and registration

Earthkeeping: Creation Care in Global Mission

Watch the Plenary talk given by Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas at the 2021 Global Mission Conference, “Earthkeeping: Creation Care in Global Mission” hosted by the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN), April 22-24, 2021.

 

Calls to Stop Drilling in Namibia

Speak up for those who have no voice, for justice of all who are dispossessed.
Proverbs 31:8

The drilling threatens the Okavango Delta which is a World Heritage and Ramsar Wetland
Site, a key biodiversity area and one of the seven natural wonders of Africa. The region is
home to the largest remaining population of African elephants, 400 species of birds and is a
sanctuary for many other animals.

The oil exploration violates the rights of the San people under the UN Declaration on the
Rights of Indigenous people.

Drilling operations threaten to pollute water sources. Water is a scarce and precious
commodity in Namibia, the driest country south of the Sahara

Stop oil and gas drilling in Namibia’s Kavango Basin immediately — Anglican Church