July 19, 2019

What if, when the Uniting Church in South Australia meets later this year, the Synod were to adopt a proposal that stated: “We accept that global conditions have now reached a state that warrants declaring a Climate Emergency”.  Just more words?  Or a stimulus for us to wake up and begin taking appropriate action?

In June 2019 the Pope declared a 'climate emergency'.  Sixteen countries have done it (including the UK, Ireland and Canada ).  World-wide hundreds of local governments have done it. In Australia more than 25 local authorities, including the Cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Wagga Wagga and the Australian Capital Territory have made such a declaration.

Why would we even consider bringing such a proposal to the Synod?  Isn't this the role of governments?  Why would the church do this?...

April 28, 2016

IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP

 

The importance of the initiative by the Synod of South Australia is emphasized by the resolution urging churches to ‘renew their commitment to model ways of living and working that minimize our impact on the climate and include matters of environment and lifestyle change in prayer and worship, study and communal decision-making’.

 

Leadership as a concept is regularly debated, with different meanings in different situations.  When considering environmental action in the church, we need leadership from people who are able to grasp the ecological issues associated with climate change, and motivate people to address these issues in diverse, creative and energetic ways.

ESTABLISHING AN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PLAN

 

Once the Church Council has agreed on the need for envi...

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The EAG Environmental Symposium was held Oct 17, 2015 in Playford Uniting Church. The key note address was delivered by Trevor Powell...

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