The Psalmist writes, “The world and all that is in it belong to the Lord; the earth and all who live on it are his.” 24:1 and it is groaning not with birth pains but under the weight of human misuse and overuse. At the beginning of time, “.. the Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and guard it. Gen 2:15 Often translated as stewarding, humanity’s role is to care and tender God’s creation but in this generation more than any other we risk condemning our children and their children to a world that will not sustain or support them.
During 2015 Church and Society concentrated on the question of climate change ahead of the United Nations Conference of the Parties 21 in Paris when the world committed itself to reducing carbon emissions. The full script can be found on http://unfccc.int/2860
The Synod’s website that follows the latest developments is hosted by Revd Alex Mabbs and can be found at www.earthyear.org
Operation Noah http://operationnoah.org is packed with up-to-date information and campaigning material.
If your church wants to make a different how about working towards being an eco-friendly congregation. More information and help is can be found on the Arocha UK website: http://arocha.org.uk/our-activities/churches/eco-church/