The Fifth Mark of Mission is:
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
In recent years many Church members have become more aware of environmental issues and have made a positive Christian response by making simple changes in their lives. For some it has been appropriate to save or generate energy in their homes. Some are trying to cycle or walk when not transporting less able people. Others are buying or growing local food. For some finding out more about the issues relating to Climate Change and our energy resources has been an important step. For others beginning with prayer has been the right way forward.
Please may I recommend the following -
1 As a Church -
2 Local -
3 Diocese – The Gloucester Diocesan Website has useful Environment pages. Please see http://www.gloucester.anglican.org/church-
4 World Wide – Christian Aid and the other development agencies see first-
I feel that, as in all issues, prayer is vital. I urge everyone to pray for the world and pray for guidance in our own lives to discern how we may each fulfil our responsibility to love God and our neighbour.
Missions: Global and Local Concern committee