Rachel Mash

CONNECTING WITH OUR INNER BEING: THE SPIRITUALITY OF WATER

On Saturday the 30 of October members of the “Water Disciples” visited the Intaka Island in the centre of Century City Cape Town. The area is a restored wetland where there are a large variety of birds.  The day started off with a silent meditation – ‘Church in Creation’  led by Rev Dr. Mash, during …

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COP26 IS HALF WAY  – ALL BLAH BLAH OR CAUSE FOR HOPE?

Many climate activists are frustrated by COP26 – not enough action, too much greenwashing. Activists who have observer status have been met by closed door negotiations. The voices of those on the climate change frontlines – the most affected people and areas (MAPA) are not being heard. Is it all ‘blah blah’ or is there …

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From Australia to Zambia, Faith Institutions are divesting from fossil fuels

FROM AUSTRALIA TO ZAMBIA, FAITH INSITUTIONS  ARE DIVESTING  FROM FOSSIL FUELS On Tuesday, five days before the United Nations 26th Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, faith institutions around the world united for the largest-ever joint divestment announcement. In total, 72 faith institutions from six continents with more than $4.2 billion of combined assets under management …

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#MyriverMysea2021

#MyriverMysea2021 The Anglican Diocesan of Natal – Creation Care Network pioneered a parish based project to coincide with the International Coastal Clean Up on the 18th of September 2021. This initiative is part of the Season of Creation focus for September each year. The philosophy behind the project was to get parishes to see that …

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THE HOUSE OF GOD IS THE HOME FOR EVERYONE

Green Anglicans Inhambane had a wonderful closing event for  World habitat day and closing of Season of Creation on 9th October at Mongue Beach (City of Maxixe). They started with a Eucharist, then had a talk about “animals and their habitat’ (Brother Nilton, Forest and Fauna ) Then they viewed recycled items made by members …

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LAUNCH OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL HOUSE BULDING PROJECT

The Diocese of Libombos, Mozambique launched an environmental project  – building of ecological houses using PET plastic bottles. The launch took place in Pungue, Gondola Municipality. The ceremony was directed by the president of the Gondola municipal council and Bishop  Carlos Matsinhe the Venerable Narciso Langa. They witnessed the event, the representatives of Tearfund (project …

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LAUNCH OF THE ANGLICAN ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK OF AFRICA

At a wonderful Conference held in Lusaka, Zambia, the Green Anglicans Movement of Africa (AENA) was officially launched! The Conference was held in a hybrid format due to Covid, with Bishops and young people representing the provinces of  Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan, Southern Africa, Congo, West Africa, Uganda Central Africa, and IAMA , with local …

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Anglican Bishops Call for an Immediate halt to Gas and Oil Exploration in Africa

.  The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the three bishops of Mozambique, the Bishop of Namibia  were joined by 20 South African bishops to call for the halt to gas and oil exploration in Africa. Meeting at Provincial Synod the following resolution was passed by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa: This Synod  Recognises the …

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The Anglican Church of Southern Africa calls on Ministers of the Environment to sign the Global Plastic Treaty

   At its Provincial Synod, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa  passed the following resolution  Across Southern Africa only 16% of plastic is recycled. The bulk of discarded plastic ends up in landfill locations, scattered across the countryside, blocking drains or littering street verges. If not buried or burnt, it finds its way into rivers …

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Five Marks of Mission to be promoted in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

At the Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the following resolution was passed Resolves to: Request that every Diocese prints sufficient copies of the Anglican Communion Five marks of Mission poster for each worshippingcentre and ensure that these are placed in their vestries;Request the Provincial Liturgical Committee to include the Five Marks …

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