Caring for Creation

The Anglican Church Freiburg has a heart for the care of God’s creation.

Some of our members have lived eco-friendly for decades and their lifestyle, gentle nudging and wise guidance is inspiring more and more of us to follow along on this journey. We recongnise that our daily habits and decisions are as much expression of our love for God, the Creator, as our worship within a church building.

Please browse below for resources and inspiration.

watercolour painting of the earth as seen from space

You made the heavens,
even the highest heavens, and all their starry host,
the earth and all that is on it,
the seas and all that is in them.
You give life to everything,
and the multitudes of heaven worship you.”

Nehemiah 9:6

‘Caring for Creation – Living out our faith – bringing Hope to others…. ‘

A series of webinars hosted by the Diocese in Europe.
The zoom sessions are free of charge, but require a registration. Please see links below.

  • Saturday 17th April 2021 – 10.00 – 12.00 CET  
    Christianity & the Environment
    The Mission of God and the Mission of God’s People’ Led by Dave Bookless, Director of Theology for A Rocha International an international Christian nature conservation organisation.
    More info/ register
  • Monday 19th April 2021 – 18.30 – 20.30  CET  
    This zoom meeting will focus on the Church of England’s goal to become net zero carbon by 2030 and what that means practically for us in Europe.  Led by Catherine Ross & Jo Chamberlain
    More info/ register
  • Wednesday 21st April 2021 – 18.30 – 20.30 CET 
    The practical implications of our biblical mandate to care for creation.’ 
    Dr Ruth Valerio, Author, environmentalist, social activist and theologian and Global Advocacy Director at Tearfund.
    More info/ register
  • Saturday 24th April 2021 – 10.00 – 12.00 CET  
    Intentional Discipleship
    Speaker to be confirmed
    More info/ register
  • Monday 26th April  – 18.30 – 20.00 CET
    Green Anglicans
    Speaker – Revd Rachel Mash, a Provincial Coordinator of the Environmental Network of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa – now known as ‘Green Anglicans’ and it has now spread to Central Africa, Kenya, DRC and Portugal. 
    More info/ register

Lent & Caring for Creation

Reduce Plastic Challenge
Elizabeth Bussmann-Morton, the Environment Officer for the church of England Diocese in Europe invites us to take part in this challenge to give up single-use plastics-to reduce the actions which damage God’s Creation.
Download the action sheet here

40 Days with God’s Creatures
Available via a free and easy-to-use app, the 40 Days With God’s Creatures Lent guide offers you the chance to reflect theologically and creatively about animals and animal issues. This interactive, daily guide will take you on an explorative journey, including the use of biblical and theological readings, art, videos, music, photography and poetry.
Click here to find out more

Further resources & links

  • SARX – A charity for empowering Christians to champion the cause of animals and live peacefully with all God’s creatures

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