Iconic creatures in crisis and a new ‘charter on the environment’ were among the action points at our recent Partners In Action retreat at St Madoc’s Centre in South Wales.
The sun shone and wildlife abounded as Partners In Action and UK management team met for their annual summit.
ABUNDANCE OF WILDLIFE
Twenty-five team members from projects across these islands prayed, talked and reflected on how they can collectively achieve more impact for nature. They looked at how to increase the abundance of wildlife across land managed by our partners.
The existing network was joined by three prospective partners, who are planning to become fully fledged PiAs in 2018. Together they agreed on a new ‘charter on the environment’ and a new focus on A Rocha UK’s ‘target 10’ species programme.
The aim will be to work together on declining species through better habitat management. That ... Read more...
These are people already working hard to ensure that Christians lead the way in caring for God’s earth. And we want you to hear their stories as part of our new appeal.
Our new appeal – Help us to show that Christians care for God’s earth – asks for your help to make the Christian voice on nature protection heard.
As Britain prepares to leave the EU, policies affecting nature protection in the UK are being decided right now. So we need to get Christian churches, centres and individuals moving fast to show their care for God’s earth. That will give us a real chance of making a difference.
The blogs demonstrate what caring for God’s earth means ... Read more...
Brighten winter’s dark days – with the idea of attending our first-ever Nature and Discovery Week in the south of France.
From 10th-16th June next year you can enjoy exploring conservation and faith amid the beauty of summer and nature at Les Courmettes, A Rocha France’s centre in the Alpes Maritimes.
Overlooking the Bay of Cannes, Domaine de Courmettes is a biodiversity-rich nature reserve. Woodland, wetland and grassland habitats, working farms, marked trails, sites of geological and archaeological interest are all presided over by the soaring 1,248m Pic de Courmettes mountain.
You’ll be able to find out about the nature, history and working life of the estate on guided walks. You’ll have free time for visits to scenic villages like Tourrettes-sur-Loup or Gourdon, to the perfume factories of Grasse or to dip your toes in the Med!
If you want ... Read more...
Environmental champions from all over the country descended on two major cities for our first ever Eco Church conferences.
At these unique events – one in London and one in Sheffield – people got together to explore the different ways their churches could take the next step on their Eco Church journeys.
‘It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm with which normal, ordinary people are grasping God’s mandate to care for the planet,’ said our Engagement Director Rich Bee, who was part of the A Rocha UK team hosting the conferences.
‘Great, too, to see such a willingness to share the ideas that work and commiserate with each other over the difficulties of bringing diverse congregations along.’
Both conferences were resounding successes. We hope to run similar events in 2018. At the London conference, Bishop of Kingston Rt Rev Richard Cheetham ... Read more...
You can work with an experienced leader – and a growing organisation – by taking up a nine-month maternity cover contract as Executive Assistant to CEO Andy Atkins.
A Rocha UK has a dedicated team of staff and volunteers – and shares big plans for 2018. A central role is the Executive Assistant to our Chief Executive Officer. He or she manages Andy’s diary and correspondence, runs organisational projects and events, and supports Andy in his external engagements.
Before spearheading A Rocha UK, Andy led Friends of The Earth, championing nature restoration and bold action on climate change. He previously worked with Catholic international development charities CAFOD ... Read more...