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5 September 2014
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‘Ash to ashes’ alarm over Britain’s trees

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British trees are facing growing threats from an increasing number of pests and diseases, warns A Rocha UK volunteer David Curry, who’s been taking […]


5 September 2014
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Call for ‘healing of the ocean’

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Marine research is about showing ‘the hidden things of God’ – and its goal is the ‘healing of the ocean’. That was the message […]


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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’.


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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 […]


1 September 2014
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Warmer Weather – nature’s winners and losers

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Many native plants, insects, and sea creatures have benefitted from the recent warm weather the UK has been experiencing. There’s also been an increase […]


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