Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Anglican primates speak on environment

Anglican Communion Environmental Network - News

Archbishop Moxon calls for moral lead in campaign against global warming

Posted On : February 12, 2009 4:34 PM | Posted By : Webmaster
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Archbishop David Moxon has told an international press conference that the Anglican Communion should offer "moral leadership" in the campaign against global warming.

Archbishop Moxon has been in Alexandria, Egypt, for a meeting of the Anglican primates of the 34 Anglican provinces that make up the worldwide Anglican Communion.

He had earlier led a special session on the impact of global warming on the environment. He was supported in his 90 minute address by Archbishop Paul Sarkar of Bangladesh, a country which faces dire consequences if sea levels rise. Archbishop Moxon later told a press conference that the gathered Anglican leaders were agreed that the Anglican Communion should offer "moral leadership" in the campaign against climate change.

This, he suggested, was significantly a matter of setting an example. He spoke of the need for Anglicans to embrace lifestyle changes, and to cutback unnecessary or environmentally hazardous modes of travel. He also spoke of the need for Anglican leaders to encourage what he called "eco-friendly congregations and environmental projects."

Archbishop Moxon told the media that the primates believed that the church has a "Biblical, theological and practical role to play in every community" on the issue. Anglicans needed to do what they could to prevent carbon emissions, and the "overcooking or choking of the planet."

Such efforts, he said, should be seen as "an act of participation in God's creation and redemption."

NOTE: A PDF of Archbishop David's Powerpoint presentation to the primates is available at
This has four main parts, entitled: The evidence and effects of global warming and climate change; A Biblical imperative; The Christian moral climate; What can the church do?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Conference - Religious Leaders for a Sustainable Future

Is there anyone attending the SAFCEI: Conference: Religious Leaders for a Sustainable Future who is blogging about it, or who would be willing to write something about it on this blog?

I was hoping to attend, but was unable to do so, and it would be good to hear what has been going on there.

recycled flip flops | urban sprout

recycled flip flops | urban sprout:
thousands of flip flops, discarded by their former owners, wash up on the African shoreline – an environmental disaster for the marine ecosystem, as well as an eyesore on the beaches, many of which are sites of natural beauty. Hatching turtles find their already precarious journey into the sea littered with flip flops that prevent their reaching their destination.

And in Kenya there is a project to recycle them.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Conference:Living together in peace and harmony

Interfaith Foundation of South Africa
would like to invite you to the conference:
Thursday February 19, 2009
6:30 pm.
Geosciences Lecture Hall
Geosciences Building
East Campus
WITS University, Johannesburg, South Africa
Free and open to the public
Kindly RSVP at
For further information call 082 559-2107

Adnan Yaman
Project Manager
Interfaith Foundation of SA
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