The gospel is good news for the whole of creation, as well as for human beings.
So A Rocha UK equips the Church to demonstrate this good news for God’s earth.
We operate Eco-Congregation to help churches reflect the full scope of the gospel in their congregational life, and to acknowledge their achievement in that.
Through Eco-Congregation, A Rocha UK provides ideas, resources, speakers and support for churches who put caring for God’s earth at the heart of mission. We connect churches with each other to:
The Eco-Congregation award recognises churches taking steps to become greener in their spiritual life, practical management and community outreach.
The gospel is about practical action as well as pious thought.
So A Rocha UK helps churches and communities deliver excellent local conservation projects.
These may range from small initiatives led by a single individual in a church, to large-scale ‘Partners in Action’ projects (PIAs).
A Rocha UK supports several PIAs working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. Some of the many environmental benefits being delivered include:
A Rocha UK also has its own projects to showcase ideas of what can be achieved by, and for, local people. In addition, we run environmental education programmes for people of all ages.