As Christians, all our actions are shaped by love. Justice for the poor and the care for God’s creation are cornerstones of our Christian faith. If we really want to share the Good News of God, we need to radically change our lifestyles both as churches and as individuals.
The Diocese is committed to Shrinking the Footprint, the national Church of England campaign to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, and has a strategy and action programme to achieve this (see also section on Energy).
The Diocese of Exeter works with the other South West dioceses to promote our stewardship of God’s creation. The six dioceses share a common website which provides resources to churches and church members who seek to address these issues. It brings together two strands of action: promoting green energy and shrinking our ecological footprint.
Please visit the website: Eco Church Southwest.
Devon Churches Green Action
The action group promotes awareness of ecological issues among the communities and churches of Devon and encourages people to take appropriate action to make their lifestyles more sustainable. DCGA promotes and brings a Christian perspective to ecological insights and ethical lifestyles within churches and communities. Some of the issues DCGA is concerned with include:
- Creation, faith and worship
- Living churchyards
- Local and fairtrade food
- EcoChurch awards (A Rocha)
- Environmental Audits
- Farming and fishing
For resources and reflections please visit www.dcga.org.uk.