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About Green Anglicans

Why we get up in the morning and do what we do

Who are the Green Anglicans

Globally, the Anglican Church has long been concerned with environmental issues. The Anglican Communion states that the fifth mark of mission is ‘to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth’. The ACSA environmental network aims to support churches and Dioceses to fulfil Gods call to be Earthkeepers and to care for creation.

Our History

The Environmental Network of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa was founded in 2004 with Bishop Geoff Davies as chair. Two Diocesan networks were formed JAEI (Johannesburg Anglican Environmental Initiative and the Natal Environmental Network. The Diocesan Environmental Group (DEG) was formed in Cape Town Diocese in 2011

In 2012 a Provincial Coordinator, Rev Rachel Mash was appointed and a youth Coordinator Ncumisa Magadla. The Network became a movement under the name of “Green Anglicans” and has  now spread to Central Africa (Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Zimababwe), Kenya, DRC and Portugal.

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Our Vision

“A church which is striving to  safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth”

Our Mission

The Mission of the Green Anglicans movement is to:

  • Resource and inspire Anglicans in the spirituality of Caring for Creation
  • Inspire and encourage individuals to live sustainable lives
  • Inspire and equip Churches and Dioceses to practical actions as Earthkeepers
  • Challenge and network individuals, Churches and Dioceses to prophetic acts of advocacy

Our Key Values

Spiritual Formation

Our work must flow from a love of the Creator and all that God has created. We connect our work to Biblical principles

Youth Empowerment

Youth are the leaders of today, not tomorrow and we need to empower young people to take a significant role in the movement

Hope

We recognise the seriousness of Climate Change and Environmental degradation, but know that we have a special role of bringing hope

Rev Dr. Rachel Mash

Provincial Co-Ordinator

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Meet the Team

The Provincial Green Anglicans team is based in Cape Town.

Each Diocese has been encouraged to select a Diocesan Coordinator and/or Chaplain. We also recognise the role of the many ‘movers and shakers’ who are making the work happen without an official role Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya is the chairperson of ACSA Environmental Network

Bino Makhalayane

Youth Co-Ordinator

John-Paul Roberts

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