How is ABM tackling climate change?
What do the following extreme weather events in 2018 all have in common: Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines, Cyclone Gita in Tonga, and floods in Kenya? What about these events in 2017: Cyclone Donna in Vanuatu, floods in Sri Lanka and drought across East Africa? What they all have in common is that they all became disasters, exacerbated (if not caused) by climate change. And the Anglican Board of Mission in Australia responded to all of them.
Climate Change Resources of the Anglican Alliance
The Anglican Alliance offers a range of resources related to the climate emergency, including a video about living out the Fifth Mark of Mission (Protect, Care for and renew life on our planet).
Season of Creation.
From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world unite to pray and care for creation. Read more.
ABM recently helped to deliver some very personal letters, addressed to Australian parliamentarians. These were written by people in the Pacific who are worried by the dramatic changes they are seeing in their island homelands. Read more.
Brother Christopher John, an Anglican Franciscan friar in the Society of St Francis, recently wrote a reflection for ABM on the issue of Climate Justice. The proliferation of news articles and scientific reports centring on Climate Change has many people talking about cause and effect, blame and responsibility. This thought-provoking reflection considers these issues from another angle, highlighting the theological significance of our role in caring for creation.
To read the full article, please click here.
In February 2016, ABM organised the highly successful ‘Life in Abundance’ conference. Part of this conference was dedicated to an Australian Anglican Climate Change Forum, which was faciliated by The Rev’d Andy Bowerman, Co-Director of the Anglican Alliance.
To read and view the many resources that accompanied these sessions, please click here.
Angligreen is a group of Christians from parishes, schools and agencies in the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. Reverence for all of Creation is at the heart as they “strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the Earth.”
“Our present ecological crisis, the biggest single practical threat to our human existence in the
middle to long term, has, religious people would say, a great deal to do with our
failure to think of the world as existing in relation to the mystery of God,
not just as a huge warehouse of stuff to be used for our convenience.”