• 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


  • Life’s a beach
    January 30, 2016

    france 1God, the Bible and beach sound a perfect mix. And they’re being offered by A Rocha France as part of a Mediterranean nature study course.


    Those planning their summer holiday can consider this French connection that’s being run in partnership with Regent College, a school of theology in Canada. The course will run from 5th-18th June at A Rocha France’s 600-hectare estate.

    Set in the mountains – 20 miles from Nice and overlooking the Med – Domaine Les Courmettes (pictured) is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, rich in biodiversity and scientific value. It’s an ideal spot to enjoy nature’s beauty while learning how it can be conserved and restored in the 21st Century.

    Participants will learn to root creation care in Jesus’ call to love and discipleship, through worship, prayer, class and field study as part of an ... Read more...

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