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.

“Prophetic Indigenous Voices on the Planetary Crisis” Advent webinars

Throughout Advent, the Anglican Indigenous Network and Anglican Communion Environmental Network are offering a series of four weekly webinars, bringing perspectives from Indigenous communities across the Communion on the planetary environmental emergency. Contributions will come from Aotearoa and Polynesia (30 November), Amazonia (7 December), Africa (14 December) and the Arctic (21 December).

Described as “a lament in the present and a vision for living well”, the sessions will look at both the current reality facing communities and draw on Indigenous wisdom for shaping a prophetic vision of a better future.

Each week, a 45-minute video from one of the regions will be presented, followed by discussion.

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Juneteenth Statement on Environmental Racism

  • The Anglican Communion Environmental Network has issued a statement on environmental racism which has attracted signatures from bishops and archbishops all around the Anglican Communion.

    You can read the statement here in English.

  • Le Réseau environnemental de la Communion anglicane a publié une déclaration sur le racisme environnemental qui a attiré des signatures d'évêques et d'archevêques tout autour de la Communion anglicane.

    Vous pouvez lire la déclaration ici en français.

  • La Red Ambiental de la Comunión Anglicana ha emitido una declaración sobre racismo ambiental que ha atraído firmas de obispos y arzobispos de toda la Comunión Anglicana.

    Puede leer la declaración aquí en español.

  • A Rede Ambiental da Comunhão Anglicana emitiu uma declaração sobre o racismo ambiental que atraiu assinaturas de bispos e arcebispos de toda a Comunhão Anglicana.

    Você pode ler a declaração aqui em português.

 

Less Plastic for Lent 2019

This Lent we are challenged to turn away from the sin of damaging God’s planet and hurting our neighbours by our over use of single use (throwaway) plastic.

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Eco-Bishops Africa 2018

In September 2018, bishops, women leaders and youth leaders from southern, east and central Africa gathered to discuss the impacts of climate change in their areas and to share their experiences of mitigation, adaptation and creation care. They sent out an urgent cry for ecological justice and a reclaiming of the Gospel imperative for all Creation.

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Church of South India International Eco-Conference on Sustainable Living

1 - 4 August 2019
CSI Synod Centre, Chennai

The Church of South India are hosting an international Eco-Conference on Sustainable Living, to be held in August 2019. The event aims to: facilitate networking; encourage churches and NGO’s to take up sustainable living on their mission priority; and ensure co-ordination between scientists, philosophers, theologians, movement leaders and church leaders on planning interventions. Registration is now open. The conference is organised by the Consortium of Educational Institutions and coordinated by the CSI Synod Department of Ecological Concerns.

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Young Anglicans challenge the global Church to protect the environment

April 2016: The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby met fifty young Anglicans from across southern Africa to discuss the environment and discipleship at a youth conference in Lusaka ahead of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting.

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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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