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5 September 2014
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Putting the green back into Greenbelt

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Greenbelt photo by Jonathon Watkins ( www.PhotoGlow.co.uk )Greenbelt has got a whole lot greener, thanks to A Rocha UK’s Churches and Theology Director Dr Ruth Valerio.

Concern had been noted on social media about a perceived lack of environmental awareness at the popular Christian arts festival, which takes place each year over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Ruth offered to help refocus the event on green issues. She worked alongside the organisers to make ecology central. ‘We didn’t just want to do one or two seminars on it,’ said Ruth, ‘but send a strong feeling through the festival.’

She devised various categories including – ‘greening Greenbelt’, which looked at energy use and recycling; ‘creating nature’, which encouraged ecology in the arts; and ‘experiencing nature’, which encouraged people to engage with the natural world around the new festival site at Boughton House. As a result, the 2014 event offered such features as foraging walks, den building in the woods and worship activities connecting people to ‘God as Creator and God in creation’.


5 September 2014
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Book characters go wild in West London

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Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Shere Khan jumped off the page in West London recently, when local children took part in A Rocha UK’s summer programme […]


18 August 2014
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Sussex Celebrates Summer

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There must be something more than just bacon butties on the menu to bring hundreds of people to a Sussex field for a picnic. […]


1 August 2014
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Speaking Up For The Silent Earth

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Shaping stories to safeguard God’s earth. That was the aim of a recent training day held by A Rocha UK. About 40 people represented […]


1 August 2014
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Prayer Makes The News

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Storm Petrels in Portugal, a new nature reserve in Suffolk, an award-winning church in Manchester and a creation care scheme in Nigeria are all […]


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