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  • Show the love of God for nature
    January 27, 2017

    show the love image february enews - 1Your church and community can be part of a much bigger movement as you care for God’s earth.

    From 7th-14th February you can ‘Show The Love’ for the things that matter to you, such as nature – by taking part in this nationwide campaign. ‘Show The Love’ is spearheaded by The Climate Coalition, of which A Rocha UK is a part.

    NATURE AND PEOPLE

    The aim is to make a fuss about the threat of climate change, which is already affecting nature and people. From organising a church event like Green Communion to arranging a meeting with your MP, you can use anything you want to ‘Show The Love’ for things that are at risk.

    A launch event is planned for 7th February at Lords Cricket Ground, with an impact report on ‘at risk’ British landmarks. ... Read more...


  • New leaflet offers hope for nature
    January 27, 2017

    Nature is in trouble – so taking action together is vital. That’s the message from A Rocha UK’s new promotional leaflet. Supporters are encouraged to distribute copies among their own contacts.

    Printed using vegetable oil-based inks on 100 per cent recycled paper, the handy-sized leaflet introduces A Rocha UK and shares its message with colourful images and simple text.

    BIBLICAL MESSAGE

    Individuals, families and churches are offered practical ways of engaging with God’s earth. Living Lightly and Eco Church are highlighted as ways to get involved at a deeper level. A Rocha UK’s nature reserves Wolf Fields and Foxearth are presented as public demonstrations of practical conservation.

    The leaflet explains A Rocha UK’s growing network of Partners In Action. A Rocha UK helps these independent Christian conference, retreat and activity centres manage their land for nature and for people.

    ‘The biblical message is simple,’ says the ... Read more...


  • Use your loaf for God’s earth
    January 27, 2017

    ecochurch birthday imageA recipe for earth-friendly bread is offered as churches across England and Wales make final preparations for a special birthday celebration.

    As they get ready to hold Green Communion services on Sunday 5th February, churches can download the special recipe. Their events mark the first anniversary of A Rocha UK’s highly popular Eco Church award scheme.

    Participating churches are encouraged to bake earth-friendly bread for Green Communion, using a recipe from Hilfield Friary. First winners of an Eco Church Gold Award, this Anglican community shares ‘a wise ecology’ from its Dorset base.

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  • Comment: Act on your concerns
    January 27, 2017

    comment february 2017 enews - 1Threat of the next mass extinction is a key concern for 2017. As we closed 2016, the UK and US media were talking of the end of many species within our lifetimes.

    Some of the names talked about were iconic mammals like the giraffe, tiger and polar bear. Others were less well known but equally important – such as numerous tree frog species of South and Central America.

    WORKING HARD

    In the UK, one in every two birds that would’ve been seen in 1960 have since vanished. That’s one in every two house sparrows, one in every two starlings and one in every two kestrels. That’s the average. Some species like the turtle dove are on the verge of extinction in the UK.

    So what can we do?

    This year, A Rocha UK will be working hard at building our network ... Read more...


  • Comment: Hang on to hope
    January 3, 2017

    New Year offers new hope. We abandon unwelcome aspects of the past and grasp new opportunities to do better in the year ahead. CEO Andy Atkins sees three opportunities for the UK to do better for natural environment in 2017.

    First, on nature. The Government will publish its 25-year plan for nature. We need it to be good. UK nature is in deep trouble, according to the 2016 State Of Nature report by charities – which included A Rocha UK (pictured is the report presented by David Attenborough. Photo: RSPB). More than one in ten of 8,000 species studied could disappear from these shores. We urgently need a strong plan to reverse this, led by Government, supported by the public. That would bring hope to supporters of conservation charities.

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