• Leading mags run Andy Atkins story
    March 2, 2016

    andy atkins a rocha uk 5 (photo JJ)Growing up in a tropical island paradise, standing up for political prisoners, speaking to a vast ocean of faces on a protest rally and racing home to watch Have I Got News For You.

    It’s a colourful montage of what life can be like for A Rocha UK’s new chief Andy Atkins (pictured) – as captured by leading Christian publications. Popular men’s magazine Sorted is the latest title to feature Andy’s story since Mothers’ Union journal Families First ran an article earlier this year.


    Andy told Sorted how men can engage with the environment. ‘This vision needs men to become active in registering their church with A Rocha UK’s Eco Church award scheme – and working with their church leaders to drive those changes,’ he said.

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  • New wave of volunteer roles
    February 29, 2016

    WF-Andy Atkins & Lord Tony Young with local volunteersScoop spectacular stories for social media. Encourage generous donors to give. Research controversial issues on the environment.

    Those are just some of the activities lined up for a new wave of volunteers being recruited at A Rocha UK for its work in conservation and the environment.


    Specific roles being promoted by the charity are – a volunteer fundraiser to help support high value donor and legacy development, a researcher/PA to the Chief Executive Officer, and a social media co-ordinator.

    ‘We need someone to help boost our donations,’ said Fundraising Manager Sandi Filby. ‘That means someone with good people skills and a passion for mobilising resources behind our cause – someone who is proactive and with experience of fundraising generally.’

    CEO Andy Atkins (pictured) is calling for a volunteer who can support him in his organisational strategy, speaking ... Read more...

  • Coffee shop crackdown on consumerism
    February 28, 2016

    book1Leading Christian thinkers have backed a crackdown on consumer culture from A Rocha UK’s Churches And Theology Director Dr Ruth Valerio.

    They have endorsed her new book Just Living: Faith And Community In An Age Of Consumerism – which will be launched on 17th March at London’s Kahaila Café – a ‘coffee shop with a conscience’.


    Just Living is a lively, compelling guide to a generous and faithful way of being alive,’ said Luke Bretherton, Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University.

    President of London School of Theology Dr Krish Kandiah described Ruth’s work as ‘a book about justice – from the heart of a writer who’s worked hard to live it out’.

    Just Living is about more than just shopping. The result of years of study – and family trips to remote Bardsey Island – Ruth’s work looks at how globalisation ... Read more...

  • Storm-hit church strikes back
    February 19, 2016

    LymeRegisEcoAward squareA humble Baptist church with a front-row view of England’s violent storms has scooped one of the first in a new set of environmental awards.

    Lyme Regis Baptist Church – in the town that saw gigantic waves smash into its seafront – is among the initial round of winners for A Rocha UK’s Eco Church award. The award scheme has attracted more than 100 registrations since being launched at St Paul’s Cathedral in London last month (January). St Paul’s was the first award winner.

    The Lyme Regis Baptist Church building is near The Cobb – the town’s ancient harbour that was highlighted in recent news coverage of extreme weather. Iconic images of angry seas led to dramatic headlines.


  • Take a stroll down Eco Street
    February 4, 2016


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