• Climate anxiety and the Church

    Climate anxiety and the Church

    An April Guardian article claims that ‘Climate anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are on the rise. Therapists don’t know how to cope.’ The rise in different forms of ‘eco anxiety’ should not come as a surprise. It couldn’t be clearer that we are facing an unprecedented ecological crisis. The Living Planet Report (2018) highlighted that we’ve lost 60% of species of birds, fish and mammals since 1970. Soon after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that humanity had little over a decade to cut carbon emissions deeply enough to have a fighting chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change. Concern in the face of this threat to one’s  future is totally understandable, but when it becomes anxiety it can be deeply debilitating.  

    Has the ... Read more...

  • A Rocha UK is 20. Where do we go next?

    A Rocha UK is 20.  Where do we go next?

    These are bleak times. We live not just with a global pandemic, but accelerating climate change and species loss. Is there hope? And can A Rocha UK realistically make a difference?

    The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ to both – if we have confidence in what we know, humility about what we don’t, openness to work with others, and the faith to go where we believe God is pointing us. 

    A Rocha UK was founded twenty years ago as a local Christian conservation project in a deprived and multi-ethnic area of Southall, west London. That work goes on, based at our Wolf Fields reserve. But who would have dreamed that A Rocha UK would now be leading a fast growing network of Christian organisations committed ... Read more...