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19 October 2015
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Top campaigner to lead A Rocha UK

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anyd atkins square 3Prominent eco-campaigner Andy Atkins has been selected to lead A Rocha UK. His appointment has drawn messages of support from leading figures in church and voluntary sectors.

Andy (pictured) has been described as ‘one of the leading environmentalists’ by former Bishop of Liverpool Rt Rev James Jones, who chaired the independent panel on the Hillsborough disaster. ‘He’ll lead not only A Rocha UK – but also the whole Church – to a new level of action towards the earthing of heaven,’ said the bishop.

Aged 55, Andy Atkins most recently led environmental charity Friends of The Earth for seven years, championing nature restoration and bold action on climate change. He previously worked with Catholic international development charities CAFOD and Progressio, before crossing denominational boundaries to set up Tearfund’s policy and campaigns work. He was a founder of the 2005 Make Poverty History campaign.

A key motivation has been his personal Christian faith. The British born son of missionary parents, Andy spent his childhood in northern Australia. ‘I grew up in a beautiful tropical environment alongside racism and other injustice,’ he said. ‘At an early age I realised God cared about these things and thought I’d better do something about it!’

7 October 2015
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Ranger boosts research at Foxearth

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Pioneering conservation work has stepped up a gear at Foxearth – A Rocha UK’s nature reserve on the Suffolk-Essex border – with the recent […]

6 October 2015
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Coventry convenes for ‘wounded planet’

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Drought has played a part in launching the vast tide of refugees now spreading across Europe. The way climate change led to unrest in […]

6 October 2015
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A Rocha UK births Advent podcasts

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Churches across Britain are to enjoy a taster of how nature and nativity mix – from a brand new podcast-driven Advent calendar from A […]

14 September 2015
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World trekker guides ‘wild’ event

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She is the only woman to have walked across the world’s last wildernesses to both poles and climbed the highest mountain on every continent. Now Jo Gambi will take others to greater heights – by leading A Rocha UK’s first ever adventure conference next spring.

The second British woman to have conquered Everest’s North/North East Ridge, Jo (pictured below) will give a key talk at Wild Wonderful World – which is about ‘reconnecting faith, adventure and caring for God’s world’.

A committed Christian, author and explorer, Jo will enthuse the young – and young at heart – with stories of faith, courage and a determination to make links between adventure, faith and caring for God’s world.

Run in partnership with Oxfordshire-based outdoor pursuits centre Adventure Plus, the event will include practical options from bushcraft and bonfires, through to kayaking and wildlife trails.

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