God's planet, our home: Christian environmentalism
Many of our congregation are committed to honouring the planet as an expression of our stewardship of it, and are active in various causes including action to combat global warming. To find out what we're doing email Deborah Colvin. Updates are posted below
This Changes Everything
About 50 people attended a screening of Naomi Klein's film 'This Changes Everything' on 22 November which made for a lively discussion and sharing of stories afterwards. Responses to the film's treatment of capitalism and the climate included personal everyday actions we can all take, the responsibility of the Anglican church as a whole, the importance of reducing consumption, and how we can acknowledge and address the spiritual nature of the climate crisis. If you attended this event and would like to stay in touch with St James's work, please email Deborah.
The People's Climate March on Sunday 29 November had a good St James's contingent present. See sideshow
On Advent Sunday (29 November) an art installation in the church served to focus our minds on climate change and the talks in Paris. See picture. The artist, Sara Marks says: “'Her floe-fall lament (COP21)’ was made by freezing 66 litres of water into an oil drum. I placed it in the central aisle of the church to cause maximum disruption to the usual events on Sunday and the constant amplified sound of the melt-water pouring into the oil barrel beneath was an insistent reminder of something happening in real-time elsewhere in the World.”
Daily podcast from the Paris Summit Conference
Climate Outreach site