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Plymouth Churches Green Action

posted 4 Apr 2017, 00:39 by Martyn Goss   [ updated 4 Apr 2017, 00:55 ]
A new ecumenical initiative was launched at St. Budeaux Church Community Hall on 1st April.  ‘Plymouth Churches Green Action’ will act to encourage local congregations to engage further in Creation care across the denominations in the city.

 There is an urgent need to wake up to the fact that we are systematically threatening life on Earth for future generations.  Loss of wildlife, pollution, climate change, global poverty, and resource depletion are a few of the challenges we face.

 Some churches are already taking action – St. Edward’s, Eggbuckland is a registered Eco-Church; St. Budeaux has community allotments on its land; Hope Baptist church, Sherwell URC, St. Pancras and others all have solar panels; some church schools are members of Plymouth Energy Community.   Yet more needs to be done to recognise our human roots in God’s Earth, to respect all God’s living creatures and to reduce our ecological footprints.

 The new group hopes to develop a wider network and pursue five areas of action:

                                    Worship and teaching

                                    Managing church buildings

                                    Managing land

                                    Lifestyle

                                    Community and Global Engagement

 Plymouth Churches Green Action will involve Anglicans, Baptists, Evangelicals, Methodists, Quakers, Roman Catholics, Unitarians and others.

 See newsletter attached. For further details please contact David Curry (david.curry@arocha.org)     

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Martyn Goss,
4 Apr 2017, 00:39
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