ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE
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.
Climate and creation care communications: engaging Queensland Anglicans
Our messaging principles, pillars and tips were developed by cross-commission staff and clergy across the Anglican Church Southern Queensland (ACSQ) as part of the Resource Churches project, in consultation with a Christian climate scientist and other consulting Christians. The document has been specifically developed to assist ACSQ clergy, lay leaders and other staff involved in climate and creation care related communications, so that hope; agency; humanising and respectful language; solutions and shared values; and, Christian mission and identity are emphasised and encouraged.
EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY
We pray for people to see the ecological crises in our midst and for “ecological conversion.”
CLIMATE FOR CHANGE
Studies about the Climate Crisis
The COVID 19 pandemic has created a climate for change. It has laid bare inequality and provided a dress rehearsal for what awaits if we fail to address Climate Change and cut our carbon emissions. Climate for Change is a challenge to take our love and responsibility for the world seriously. Many of us have known for some time that we need not only to ‘care’ but also to ‘act’. Russell Rollason walks with us through a series of studies that help us realise not only that we can act – but that we must. These studies provide reasons to change and pathways that will allow us to turn our good intentions into concrete, world-saving action.
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There is time to change the future of our planet. We need to be informed, to get angry and to get going. As Augustine of Hippo said, “Hope has two beautiful daughters, their names are anger and courage. Anger that things are the way they are, and courage to see that they do not remain as they are.”
Climate for Change urges people of faith and hope to become activists for a sustainable future. Our children and grandchildren will inherit the fruit of our decisions.
“I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if your house is on fire. Because it is”
Greta Thunberg at the World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland, January, 2019.
What should we do about Climate Change? Is it really urgent? Where lies our Hope in Christ for a better world? Explore these questions and links in a new set of five discussion studies: Climate for Change.
Each year, from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family around the world celebrates the Season of Creation in prayer and action to protect our common home, God’s creation.
Written specially for ABM as a contribution to the global ecumenical Season of Creation, the studies are available for free download or can be purchased in an A4 printed booklet.
ADVOCACY and REFLECTION VIDEOS