This autumn, the Revd Dr Mark Siddall, Priest-in-Charge of St James’ Church Kingsway and Quedgeley, is leading a series of seminars to help clergy, ministers and readers understand the scriptural, theological and missional imperative to care for God’s Creation.
Increasingly in my ministry, not least in my ministry with prisons and criminal justice, I reflect on the reality that all the brokenness in our world is rooted in broken relationship: Relationship with God, with neighbour and with self, and of course with the earth and the whole of creation. This is echoed in our failure to keep those commandments, underlined by Jesus Christ, to ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength’ and to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’.
It’s one of my jobs at home to put out the recycling – paper and cardboard, glass, tins and, of course, plastic. Like so many, I can say I am doing my bit, but of course, I know that, as the climate crisis deepens and we need to care for creation, for the world that God has made and all that is in it, there is more to do. Wouldn’t it be even better if there was less in my general waste and less in my recycling too? Plastic Free July® is an invitation to take this challenge, to be part of the solution and reduce or even eliminate our use of plastic.
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The most encouraging posts I read about living sustainably are the ones that say you don’t have to do it perfectly or change everything about your lifestyle, but to do something little is better than nothing. Thankfully we don’t have to fix this problem by ourselves, but in partnership with God, whose power is greatest in our weakness.
Every year the Season of Creation runs from the Orthodox New Year on 1 September until St Francis Day on Sunday 4 October. Creationtide was initiated by the Eastern Orthodox ChurchContinue reading
Every year the Season of Creation runs from the Orthodox New Year on 1 September until St Francis Day on Thursday 4 October. Creationtide is originally an Eastern Orthodox initiativeContinue reading