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
See our lovely planet home as if from space.More
Join us to celebrate our wildly wonderful world and to explore what we can do to care for it.More
Spend an hour discovering the impact campaigning can have, and hone your skills in this practical workshopMore
Chine McDonald (Head of Public Engagement for Christian Aid) will speak about the vital importance of involving black voices in the climate justice movement – especially in this pivotal year for climate justice as the UK hosts COP26 this year.More
Author Steven Foyster launches his book "Cry to be Heard!" and gives a talk entitled "It's not the despair, it's the hope"More
Saturday 9 October 2021 10.30am – 4p Walk/cycle/ride between any or all of our 3 churches – with special one day access for walkers across parts of Heath Farm from Witton to Gt. PlumsteadMore
Come and hear performers of all styles perform in our magnificent building. The day includes tasting & demonstrations by Norwich Amateur Brewers ClubMore
How can food production can be increased when the world is in stress from a changing climate? Join Professor Cristobal Uauy as he explores this question.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
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
Local COP26 pilgrimage passes on the baton
Local climate activists completed their nine-day pilgrimage from Great Yarmouth to King's Lynn on Sunday afternoon, calling for the crucial action needed to act on climate change.More
Open Academy replaces over 1000 light fittings
Open Academy, Norwich, part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT), has undertaken an extensive lighting overhaul by replacing over 1000 traditional light fittings to energy efficient LEDs, at its Heartsease-based school.More
‘Wake up world!’ – bishop calls for action to protect God’s creation after climate report
The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, has called for immediate action on climate change in light of the IPCC report.More