= The Earthshot Prize, an ambitious initiative founded by Prince William to help tackle some of the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges, has unveiled its 15 finalists for the 2022 edition.
= The UN Climate Summit COP27 to be held in Egypt, begins this Sunday.
We pray for the courage to make real life changing commitments.
Welcome to this part of the St Catherine’s website but also to our commitment to finding our way to a more responsible way of living as individuals, a more sustainable way of making decisions and choices as a church.
There are very many challenges today but also very many resources to help us face them, some of which you will find here (including resources given by the Diocese).
Also you will find below some of the theology or the christian thinking and teaching that is the bedrock of a call to engage actively.
Finally, ‘Climate Justice’ is an umbrella term which is about much more than climate.
We invite you to join us on this journey and the first step you can take is to work out your own carbon footprint using the link here or look at ways to save energy https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/service/cleverlaend/
If we need reminding how much there is to do and what role model the church can play there is an interesting article here https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2022/16-september/features/features/real-zero-four-awkward-truths-about-reaching-net-zero
The Mission Statement of the Anglican Communion (present in over 165 countries) runs as follows:
(It is the one highlighted in bold – that is the catalyst for this section of our website)
Marks of Mission
The Five Marks of Mission are an important statement on mission. They express the Anglican Communion’s common commitment to, and understanding of, God’s holistic and integral mission. The mission of the Church is the mission of Christ.
The first Mark of Mission, identified with personal evangelism at the Anglican Consultative Council in 1984 is a summary of what all mission is about, because it is based on Jesus’ own summary of his mission. This should be the key statement about everything we do in mission, out of which the others arise.
The Five Marks of Mission:
The mission of the Church is the mission of Christ
1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
2. To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
3. To respond to human need by loving service
4. To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth
Pflastersteine aus Nairobis Plastikmüll https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/video/panorama-pflastersteine-aus-plastikmuell-100.html#xtor=CS5-281
Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross. Colossians 1:20
Calling all readers: much has been written about how we can shape and protect the world in which we live. What would be immensely helpful is: if some who have that interest / passion and are willing to give some time and read one of the books in the list above and write a one paragraph synopsis so recommendations can be made and more people are then able to access the book that suits them with the resultant effects…..