Environmental Church

14 May

I was encouraged this evening to see that Jason Clark has put up an environmental page on Sutton Vineyard’s website.  Steve Hamilton gave a link on Jason’s blog to Boise Vineyard’s Environmental Task Force.   Other sites which I’ve been impressed with include the Bishop of Liverpool’s Operation Eden,  and A Rocha.   There are quite a few blog posts on the environment/climate change, but on the whole the church appears to be quite silent when it comes to taking care of God’s earth.

What is your churches/communities response to climate change and caring for the environment?

Are there any websites which are similar to Boise Vineyard’s that you know about?

How would you like to see Christians become more proactive in environmental issues, or do you not see the need?

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5 Responses to “Environmental Church”

  1. Dave May 15, 2007 at 21:44 #

    At our church we have a wildlife group (100 children) http://dwex.blogspot.com/, we ran a public vieiwng of inconvinient truth, we organise litter picks, we are trying to get a £10k bio diversity grant to clean up the area as well as build an outdoor classroom in the woods (£400k). We voted Green Party (not Christian Party) and we all recycle, we are not creationists to the point of death and we believe nature has much to offer (spiritually and physically)…yet there is still probably more that the four of us could do I think

  2. lynhallewell May 16, 2007 at 17:51 #

    Thanks for your response Dave.

  3. Wendy May 19, 2007 at 18:06 #

    Our family has always recycled, composted, cloth diapered, breastfed, no chemicals in the garden, low energy bulbs and I yard sale which means I buy used stuff…another form of recycling!

    Can’t think of to many churches in my area that do anything in particular “green”…I would hate to see the environmental movement turn into another church gimmick to impress people into the church…

    I think that as individuals within the church we are all probably doing a lot!

  4. lynhallewell May 20, 2007 at 18:18 #

    Wendy, I agree the environment shouldn’t become a church gimmick, but I think it should be taking more of a stand .

  5. harbinger July 9, 2009 at 10:12 #

    Dave:
    “we ran a public vieiwng of inconvinient truth”

    Great! Suggest you now run one of the Great Global Warming Swindle.

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