Resources and articles to support with good stewardship of God's worldDiocese of Norwich environmental resources for parishes
Developing wisdom and courageous advocacy are two integral components of the SIAMS Schedule with schools/inspectors asked to explore:
How well the school’s Christian vision inspires the
whole school community to engage in social
action and to be courageous advocates for change
in their local, national and global communities
The Diocese of London have created a resource with environmental events linked to the 2020/2021 calendar year.
Dear World Leaders…
The Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University is celebrating its 10th anniversary. For this anniversary almost a hundred children, each about the same age as the institute, wrote letters to World Leaders, sharing their thoughts about climate change and their hopes for the next 10 years. Letters were received from children in the UK, India, USA, Australia, Russia, Hungary, Nigeria, Mexico, and Brazil.
As a result, a FREE downloadable book has been produced to try to bring together some of the things that have changed during the children’s lifetime and highlight the things we need to do in the next 10 years – things that the children call for in their letters.
The book explores many areas of environmental concern and provides some thought-provoking activities at the back to use with primary aged children.
Ten years is a lifetime for many children, including the children who wrote the letters that inspired the publication of this book. We now acknowledge that as stewards of God’s creation we have left it late to act, but it is not too late, to change the future. The next ten years are key in making good some of the bad things that have happened to God’s world.
To download the book please click on the file below:
This updated resource Our School: Our World by the Diocese of Norwich Education team outlines practical ideas from Christian and other perspectives to develop stewardship of God’s world in schools.Watch this video, where Bishop Graham introduces the booklet:
Resources to support engagement with environmental subjects, taking you directly to the Mission Hub area
Join the Hempnall Group of Parishes for a 'Climate Challenge Evening' where we will be looking at the climate situation and what we can all do to help.More
Join a panel of speakers including The Reverend Dr Peter Doll Canon Librarian and The Reverend Canon Andrew Bryant Canon for Mission & Pastoral Care to discuss what we have learnt from the Dippy experience in the Cathedral.More
Human activity is having profound effects on the world's oceans with long-term consequences for climate change, Professor Meric Srokosz dives deeper into the subject.More
Join Dr Justine Huxley as she discusses how economic injustice and the climate emergency are deepening social divisions.More
Join us as we watch the critically acclaimed film "Thank you for the rain" following the experiences of a Kenyan farmer, followed by a discussion by Chris Hull (Christian Aid)More
Join online or in Glasgow for the premiere screening of the Green Church Showcase film.More
This session is open to all RE subject leaders from all schools across the County / Diocese.More
Ring out for climate change
Bishop Graham has endorsed a call for churches and cathedrals to ring their bells on the eve of the United Nations Climate Conference in Glasgow.More
Buzzing gifts from Norfolk given in person to the Pope
The Pope has been presented with gifts from Norfolk by the Bishop of Norwich, accompanying the Archbishop of Canterbury in a private audience.More
Climate emergency declaration made as St Peter Mancroft welcomes Gaia
St Peter Mancroft, Norwich made a public declaration of a Climate Emergency at it welcomed Luke Jerram’s ‘Gaia’ Earth Artwork for October.More
Dippy the dinosaur’s visit inspires more than 9,000 pledges to protect the planet
From cycling to work every day to recycling more and using less water, Dippy the dinosaur’s visit to Norwich Cathedral has inspired more than 9,000 visitors to make individual pledges to help protect the planet for the future – and some of these pledges will soon be heading to the international climate change conference COP26.More
More than 100 trees given to bishops as a symbol of the Church’s environmental commitments
Bishops have received trees which they can plant in their local area as a symbol of the Church’s commitment to the environment.More
Bishop Graham joins leaders of other major faiths to demand climate action at COP26 in Glasgow
Faith leaders have joined together to demand climate action ahead of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow.More
Coffee for change – let the Chancellor hear your voice!
Could you host a coffee morning to enable an opportunity to convince the Chancellor to act on climate change?More
Bishop Graham invites all to become urgent eco-apostles
In a video message, Bishop Graham is urging Christians in the Diocese of Norwich to respond to the climate and biodiversity emergencies we are facing.More
More than 100,000 visitors have so far enjoyed seeing Dippy on Tour at Norwich Cathedral
More than 100,000 people have enjoyed visiting the Natural History Museum’s Dippy the dinosaur since he took up residence in Norwich Cathedral’s Nave in July.More