The Magazine - March-April 2017
Good news for God's earth
Articles in this issue...
Face to faith – Simon Court
A degree in Environmental Science, a career in teaching, and volunteering for many different charities has contributed to Churchwarden Simon Court's passionate concern for environmental issues.
Creation Care: join the revolution
Ruth Valerio, keynote speaker at Good News for God's Earth, the Diocesan conference on Christian concern for the environment, challenges us to consider how we can be the change we need to see for our world.
Greening our churches
"Strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and to sustain the life of the earth" The Anglican Communion's fifth Mark of Mission.
Outdoor spirituality: some tasting notes
Environmental crises, from global warming to the catastrophic loss of species, follow the pattern of the story of the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2. Paradise lost, through a failure of care.
The Earth is the Lord’s
In 2016 the Dawes family from Aylsham took a holiday to Scotland calling in at the Holy island of Lindisfarne on the way. Liz and elder son Jamie reflect on their love of the natural environment and their experience of a landscape vastly different to Norfolk.
Young Christians lead ethical lifestyle challenge
Hannah Pye, previously the Children, Youth & Family Worker in the Tas Valley Team Ministry and now Chair of the Church of England Youth Council, describes the impact of a recent discussion among young Christians on the ethical and environmental dilemmas thrown up by Micah 6:8.
Act justly: be part of the solution of the climate change challenge
When I visited a remote village in the Amazonian rainforest in Bolivia and asked people about climate change they said, ‘We don’t need anyone to tell us the climate is changing. We see it for ourselves. The seasons and weather are changing. We suffer more floods and droughts than we did before.’
Churchyards: vital stepping stones for wildlife
Working for Norfolk Wildlife Trust's People and Wildlife Team, Gemma Walker invited us to record the wildlife found in our churchyard spaces.
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