We’ve spent the last seven weeks taking action in our personal lives, to respond to the call for urgent change for the climate. We’ve given up meat, stopped travelling by car, rid our cupboards of plastic and only bought the essentials. On top of this, we’ve raised our voices by writing to our MPs, asking … Continue reading Living Lent: What next?
Our Lenten reflections usually begin with Jesus in a wilderness. This year, this image has been particularly appropriate, as through Living Lent we have thought about the ways our climate is in crisis. However, as we draw closer to Easter, this barren setting is replaced with something filled with more life – a garden. In … Continue reading The Easter Garden
Throughout Lent, we’ve explored the different ways that change can happen in order to respond to the climate crisis. Living Lent has focussed on individual action, and reducing your own carbon footprint by changing your daily habits. We’ve also unpacked how we can use consumer power to influence business, and how influencing investors and using … Continue reading Meet Your MP
As a young adult, taking part in Living Lent has raised some significant questions for me. Giving up meat hasn’t exactly been that tricky so far – I’ve certainly had to change my habits, but day to day I’ve rather enjoyed making different choices about what I eat. However, as I’ve begun to more fully … Continue reading Listening to Young People
Call to Action: Stop UK local authorities exporting plastic waste to Asia The problem In 2017, the UK was the fifth largest exporter of plastic waste. Surprisingly, we export more plastic waste than we recycle domestically, sending most of it to the Far East. Last year, the mountains of plastic waste that had overwhelmed recycling … Continue reading Plastic Waste
Part of Living Lent is about exploring how our practical lives affect our spiritual lives, and how our relationship with God affects our practical action. Theologian Richard Rohr says “we do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking”. This Lent, we have the opportunity to discover … Continue reading Eco Church and Eco Congregation