Lent 2017

During Lent we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, facing challenge and temptation. It is a time when we reflect on God’s purpose for our own lives.

ACEN’s focus this year is water. Water is a gift. Water is life. 

#carbonfastforlent

Join the ACEN Carbon Fast for Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday, 1 March 2017.  

For each day there is an action to take and blog posts will be added to www.greenanglicans.org

Download the Carbon Fast calendar

Reflections on the Water of Life

In order to enhance this vital season of prayer, study and repentance, members of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network have created a Study Guide with meditations for the Five Sundays during Lent and Palm Sunday. The guide is for individuals and groups as a PDF or as an app for smartphones and tablets. 

Download the PDF in English, Français, Español and Português. Guidelines for downloading the app are here.

Produced in association with Trinity Church Wall Street.

For more resources on water justice, visit Trinity Wall Street and JustWater

Seven Weeks for Water

While water has a strong spiritual significance in the Christian tradition as a gift of God, this scarce resource is threatened and denied to millions around the world. About half the world’s population without access to safe drinking water and about one third of the world’s population without access to adequate sanitation facilities, come from sub-saharan Africa.

In 2017 the annual ‘Seven Weeks for Water’ initiative of the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) will follow a pilgrimage of water justice in Africa. Reflections, liturgies and other resources will be uploaded to the EWN website every week, starting 1 March. The focus will be on issues such as inequality, stigma and discrimination related to water, and the feminisation of water poverty in the context of Africa.

CSI Moderator's Circular on Carbon Fast

The circular has been translated into the following South Indian languages