Anglican Communion Environmental Network

A Network for those who care for God’s creation

Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide have long been concerned with environmental issues. From extreme weather to food shortages all of us are affected. Guided by the fifth Mark of Mission members of the Anglican Communion Environment Network strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth.

Carbon Fast for Lent 2016

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During Lent we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness facing challenge and temptation. It is an important time to reflect on God’s purpose for our lives. For Lent this year the Anglican Communion Environmental Network challenges us to take on a Carbon Fast  and to reduce actions that damage God’s creation.

Download the Carbon Fast 2016 calendar or follow ACEN’s Facebook page throughout Lent at www.facebook.com/GreenAnglicans for details of each day’s fasting challenge, Bible text and prayer.

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Anglicans and COP21 Paris 2015

From 30 November 30 to 11 December 2015, world leaders will meet at the UN climate talks in Paris. This is a crucial moment, as negotiators from more than 190 nations gather to discuss a new global agreement on climate change aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions from 2020 when current commitments run out. Anglicans and other people of faith are coming together the world over to call for a fair, ambitious and binding agreement.

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Our Aims

  • To encourage Anglicans to support sustainable environmental practices as individuals and in the life of their communities.
  • To provide information about policies embraced by synods, councils and commissions, especially by the Instruments of Communion [
  • To support local initiatives by providing information about ideas and best practices developed around the Anglican Communion
  • To share information about resources and initiatives that may be of value to Anglicans everywhere
  • To provide an opportunity for interested Anglicans to meet both as a formal network, and informally via electronic media
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Bishops' Meeting at the Volmoed Centre, South Africa
Anglican bishop's meeting at Volmoed Centre, South Africa

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