As a carnivore with limited cooking skills, a love of bacon and a dislike for beans and pulses, I have begun Living Lent with more than a little apprehension. Indeed, however much I recognise the health, ethical and environmental reasons for giving up meat, or at the very least reducing consumption, I have yet to … Continue reading How to keep going when you’re finding it hard
Our finances are fuelling climate change. It’s time to make the Big Shift towards a renewable future. In 2015, governments and world leaders pledged to stop climate change from rising about 2°, as part of the Paris Agreement. To make this happen, governments and scientists agree that we must move towards a net zero carbon … Continue reading The Big Shift
Living Lent offers us an opportunity to consider how our practical action affects our spiritual life, and how we consider our relationship with God and the world. You can use these prayers individually, or as a group, to help dedicate your Living Lent commitment to God. Download the prayers here
Beth has taken on the challenge of going plastic free for Lent. A few days in, she writes about how she’s getting on. I have to confess that, as I’m writing my blog at the beginning of Lent, I’m rather relieved. I’m already feeling a little daunted about what this process will be like, so … Continue reading Beth – Single Use Plastics
We’re only two days in, but already you have been getting involved by sharing your stories, photos, challenges and joys you have faced with the rest of the community. We’ve put together a selection of these here, to give you an idea of how people have been getting on. If you’d like to get back … Continue reading Community Responses – Week One
Over the past few months, as we have prepared for today, we have shared in the recognition that the climate in which we now find ourselves can no longer wait for change. With a predicted 12 years to restrict the irreversible consequences which accompany the threat of 2°C warming above pre-industrial levels, we are left … Continue reading Welcome to Living Lent!