Caring for God's Creation
When God saw all he had created, he called it “very good”. Our world is wonderful, but in lots of ways it’s become spoilt and broken. In recent years a number of local Christians haven taken up the cause of Fairtrade - an initiative which seeks trade justice, decent working conditions and fair terms for farmers and workers in the developing world. In the last two years, thanks to their efforts, Lindfield Village and All Saints Church have become accredited Fairtrade groups.
As we've become more aware of the urgency to care for our planet and its climate various new initiatives have begun. Look out for events in the church and wider community which seek to raise awareness about climate change and sustainable living - this is the result of Christians putting their faith into action to love their neighbours - “Love does no harm to a neighbour” - Romans 13:10.
'Caring for God's Creation' is an initiative at All Saints to help put our faith into action in this important area which affects all of our lives.
‘Saying Yes to Life’ – talk by Dr Ruth Valerio
Thursday 2nd April, 7.30pm, All Saints Lindfield
In the BBC Blue Planet series, Sir David Attenborough highlighted the damage that has been done to the environment. Scientific research shows that the climate is changing as a result of human activity.
Dr Ruth Valerio, Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund and author of ‘L is for Lifestyle’, will be speaking at All Saints Church, Lindfield on Thursday 2nd April 2020 at 7.30pm. Ruth will be sharing her thoughts on how Christians can respond to this climate and ecological crisis as part of the Caring for God’s Creation initiative at All Saints. Her latest book ‘Saying Yes to Life’ is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2020 and forms the basis for the Church of England’s #LiveLent Care for Creation campaign.