Caring for Creation
As world leaders meet for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, should we also be considering our own responsibility as Christians to care for God's amazing Creation?
Here's the latest blog post from Rev. Andy Humm, Vicar at St George & St Paul's Church, Tiverton.
When Jesus is challenged to define who ‘our neighbour’ is, he tells a parable that calls us to love anyone who is in need (Luke 10:25–37).
Our mission partner Tearfund notes that love for our global neighbours can take many different forms. It can mean anything from providing help during an emergency, to empowering communities to build for their future. When issues of injustice are causing harm to people, love means taking action to set things right. To address root causes, this must mean taking on big challenges such as changing systems, laws and attitudes.
This weekend is the middle of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. Politicians, policy makers, protesters, many of whom are Christians, will be making their voice heard, hopefully all with the purpose of making a difference now as well as for the future.
Tearfund will be there, helping to ensure that God's voice is heard amongst all the voices. Advocacy is all about influencing people and public policies to bring about change. It involves influencing those in power to act more fairly, uphold justice and address the root causes of poverty. Over the next 4 weeks we will be looking at how our responsibility to care for creation is both a Biblical mandate and a call to discipleship. I hope this will encourage us in faith and deepen our call to ‘love our neighbour.'
I look forward to worshipping with you. Andy
Find out about our Mission Partners, Tearfund, here https://www.tearfund.org/
THE BIG QUIZ NIGHT 2021 - in aid of Tearfund!
Saturday, 20th November 7-9:30pm, St Paul's Church, Tiverton
For one night only, churches and other groups across the country will be taking part in the biggest multi-venue, nationwide quiz ever! Join us for an epic evening of cake and quizzing and help Tearfund fight poverty across the globe.
£5 per adult/£3 for juniors (price includes a cuppa and a slice of cake!)
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