Welcome to the Creationtide edition of God’s Green Fingers.
As we start to emerge from the pandemic we are living in a new context. This summer of climate change catastrophes has highlighted where we are now: heatwaves in Western Canada and the USA; fires in Greece; flooding in New York; and the IPCC report that stated unequivocally that humanity is changing the climate. This is the reality into which we are called to live and preach the good news of the gospel. This edition of God’s Green Fingers brings you plenty of resources and training opportunities to help be that good news.
The diocese has developed its own pathway to carbon net zero - Saving Creation: Strategic Action to Combat Climate Change which will be discussed at the October Diocesan Synod. Find out how every church is invited to join the journey using the Saving Creation Six Steps to Carbon Net Zero Church Toolkit in the article below.
As we head towards the COP26 international climate change talks in November there are multiple local and national actions for our churches to engage with. Read our COP26 guide so that you and your church don’t COP out!
Diocesan Environment Officer