Join the Season of Creation and commit to Renew Our World

30 August 2017

A vegetable garden in Jonglei State, South Sudan, where conflict and drought have caused severe food insecurity © Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance

The Anglican Alliance is joining this year’s Season of Creation, which runs from 1 September to 4 October 2017, and calling on Anglicans to take the opportunity to pray and to remember God’s call on us to steward His creation.

The Anglican Communion’s Environmental Network (ACEN) is hosting two online, ecumenical prayer events, with the Global Catholic Climate Movement, World Council of Churches (WCC) and Christian Aid.

On Friday 1 September at 4pm UK time, the prayer service will be led by Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, Yeb Sano, former climate negotiator for the Philippines, Bishop Mark Macdonald, the National Indigenous Bishop of Canada, Rev Sunil Raj Philips of the Church of South India and others. Click here to register.

On Tuesday 19 September at 4pm UK time, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will lead a Taizé service, with prayers and reflections from Christian and environmental leaders. Click here to register.

You can also host your own prayer service, using the Season of Creation toolkit, or join an existing prayer event near you. Other events, including taking symbolic actions in front of coal mines, fracking wells, and other sites of ecological destruction, are taking place around the world.

Further prayer resources are available at http://seasonofcreation.org/prayer-resources.

The Anglican Alliance is also highlighting the Renew Our World campaign throughout the Season of Creation, and calling on Christians to join in prayer to help the world’s poorest people to flourish and be resilient in the face of climate change.

The Renew Our World campaign aims to mobilise and inspire churches around the world to beat hunger, poverty and injustice, starting with climate change. The Anglican Alliance have joined the campaign to advocate for climate justice in the run up to the UN climate change conference in Bonn in November.

You can join the campaign and find more prayer resources at www.renewourworld.net.