Messages

Please find below some suggestions for your noticeboard. You may also choose to create your own message.

Creation

  • We are responsible for earth’s flourishing
  • God, neighbour and the natural world are all connected
  • Energy innovation not earth desecration
  • Move away from what I need to what God’s world needs
  • Our common home [Earth] is falling into serious disrepair
  • There is no planet B
  • Matter matters
  • Nurture nature
  • Counter the throwaway culture
  • Current lifestyle practices are not sustainable
  • Care for the planet: No learners; we all need to be lifters

Climate Change

  • Our bodies are already reacting to climate change
  • We don’t have decades to fight climate change
  • End climate devastation
  • Because of human activity thousands of species will no longer give glory to God
  • Climate change: world problem and spiritual challenge
  • Climate Change: feature of the present, not the future
  • Climate is at a tipping point
  • Climate change is a global problem with grave implications

Sustainability

  • There is no AWAY to throw things. They end up somewhere.
  • 2018 could be the year we save the earth!
  • Encourage sustainability
  • Be the change you want to see
  • Live simply so all may simply live
  • Less is more
  • Learn to give, not simply give up
  • The story of stuff – over 90% is trashed in 6 months
  • Work together to promote the common good
  • Divest/Invest/Switch

Scripture

  • We read in the gospel that Jesus says of the birds of the air that ‘not one of them is forgotten before God’ (Lk 12:6). How then can we possibly mistreat them or cause them harm? [LS]
  • Through the greatness and beauty of creatures one comes to know by analogy their maker’. Wis 13:5
  • Whoever would be great among you must be your servant. Mt 20:26
  • The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. Gen 2:15
  • Heaven and the heaven of heavens belong to God, the earth with all that is in it. Deut 10:14
  • You shall not pollute the land in which you live… You shall not defile the land in which you live, in which I also dwell. Num 35:33-34
  • Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Ps 96:11-12
  • Let the trees of the forest sing. Ps 96
  • The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for God has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers. Ps 24:1-2

Bulletin notices

  • Human life is grounded in 3 fundamental relationships: with God, neighbour, the earth Nature is a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of infinite beauty. [LS}
  • Each creature must be cherished with love and respect – for we are all dependent on one another [LS]
  • A fragile world, entrusted by God to human care, challenges us to devise intelligent ways of directing, developing and limiting our power
  • Our choice: We are free to apply our intelligence toward things evolving positively, or towards adding new ills, causes of suffering and real setbacks
  • We know how unsustainable is the behaviour of those who constantly consume and destroy while others are not yet able to live in a way worthy of their human dignity
  • ‘As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning… Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.’ The Earth Charter, 2000.  [LS]

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