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Resources for World Water Day

Resources for World Water Day

RESOURCES FOR WORLD WATER DAY  Liturgy for World Water Day service https://www.greenanglicans.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/World-Water-Day-service-2021-1.pdf Work sheet for Sunday School teachers https://www.greenanglicans.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Worksheet-for-Sunday-School-teachers-1.pdf Ground water fact sheet (Cape Town) https://www.greenanglicans.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Groundwater-fact-sheet-Cape-Town-1.pdf  

Green Anglicans Malawi join hands with Mothers Union

Green Anglicans Malawi join hands with Mothers Union

oday the Green Anglicans (Proudly Anglicans) joined hands with Mother’s Union members & the Youth in a tree planting exercise at Christ the King Anglican Church-Chilinde Anglican Parish in Lilongwe.

God saw that it was good

God saw that it was good

GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD A large group of 70 young –  and young at heart – joined the first Green Anglicans ‘holy Hike” of the year. We went

Season of Creation as part of liturgical renewal

Season of Creation as part of liturgical renewal

Many Provinces are including Season of Creation/Time for creation in their liturgical calendars as part of their liturgical renewalThe Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal (Vol 3.4) includes this article on the

A prayer for Australia

A prayer for Australia

“We pray for gentle rains,and no wind;we pray for cooling skies,and water in abundance;we pray for the burning land,we pray for the four legged,and the winged,for the koala and the

Opening of Restored Cathedral starts with tree planting

Opening of Restored Cathedral starts with tree planting

OPENING OF CATHEDRAL RENOVATION STARTS WITH TREE PLANTINGThe historic Cathedral of Messumba in Northern Mozambique (Niassa Diocese) has been beautifully restored. They were honoured with the Presence of the President

Serving God in the sanctuary of the Earth – Altar servers in Action

Serving God in the sanctuary of the Earth

Serving God in the sanctuary of the Earth – altar servers in action The altar servers from the Diocese of Lesotho held their annual conference at St Cyprians in Butha

Season of Creation – Liturgical Renewal

Season of Creation – Liturgical Renewal

“Season of Creation – a Time to Pray and Act”Liturgical Revision in the Scottish Episcopal Church – the Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal is dedicating this issue to Liturgical Revision. Canon

Cathedral Choir get muddy for Creation

Cathedral Choir get muddy for Creation

The Cathedral Choir of All Saints in Nairobi have caught the green bug. Instead of just singing about the beauty of Creation they are helping to restore Creation. Undaunted by

The Archbishop of Kenya blesses Confirmation Trees

The Archbishop of Kenya blesses Confirmation Trees

Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit blessed the trees of Confirmation Candidates at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi

Environment, Gender and Violence

Environment, Gender and Violence

What are the links between Gender, Environment and Violence? The Provincial Mothers Union invited Rev Rachel Mash to address their consultation on Gender Based Violence to explore this topic. LAND

Learning about Creation through fun and games

Learning about Creation through fun and games

LEARNING TO CARE FOR CREATION THROUGH FUN AND GAMES During the December holidays, churches in the Diocese of Cape Town run holiday clubs with the support of the Fikelela Aids

Green Anglicans Congo celebrates International Day of the Soil

Green Anglicans Congo celebrates International Day of the

GREEN ANGLICANS CONGO CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE SOIL The Green Anglicans of Katanga Diocese planted 200 trees  in the water company’s site with the objective of protecting the water

“You are my God, Do Not Delay” – Faith Communities at #COP25

“You are my God, Do Not Delay” –

“YOU ARE MY GOD, DO NOT DELAY” FAITH COMMUNITIES AT #COP25 A faith based climate demonstration took place at the Climate Change Conference (COP25). Organized by the ACT Alliance, the

Keep Lesotho Green #Sowhat

Keep Lesotho Green #Sowhat

Keep Lesotho Green #SoWhat Anglican Youth of Southern Africa hosted a three days( 28 November to 1 December) Cluster youth consultation in Maseru Lesotho. About 50 Youth came from the

Raising awareness with street vendors in Malawi

Raising awareness with street vendors in Malawi

Cleaning up Trading Areas in Malawi Malawi Creation Care Network through Mponela Youth Club organised an Environmental March and a clean-up exercise at Mponela Trading Centre in Dowa Malawi on

In the dark, small lights are gathering

In the dark, small lights are gathering

IN THE DARK, SMALL LIGHTS ARE GATHERING “The light has come into the darkness, and the darkness could not overcome it” Advent is a time when we must  look into

A Creation service of nine readings and carols

A Creation service of nine readings and carols

Creation service of nine lessons and carols by Rev Sue Van Nie Kerk Click on image above to download or the link provided below https://www.greenanglicans.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/A-Creation-Service-of-Nine-Readings-and-Carols.pdf

Blessing of the fishing fleet

Blessing of the fishing fleet

FOR THOSE IN PERIL ON THE SEA Our Family @ St Mary the Virgin, Struisbaai had their Sea Sunday service today where our Clergy blessed the Fishermen, Boats and prayed

Christ is King of All the Earth

Christ is King of All the Earth

Arriving at All Saints Church in Somerset West on Sunday the Congregation was greeted with the unpleasant sight of household plastics strewn around the Altar. The Rector in his Homily

Using Sport to save the Environment

Using Sport to save the Environment

The Diocese of Lebombos in Mozambique had the brilliant idea of using Beach Volleyball as a fun way to encourage beach cleanups. A clean up was held on the Beach

Green Anglicans from four countries contribute to International Eco Theology Conference

Green Anglicans from four countries contribute to International

An international conference on churches in Southern Africa as Civil Society Actor for Ecological Sustainability was held in the University of Pretoria on 28th to 31st October 2019. This conference

Rebuilding homes after Cyclone Idai

Rebuilding homes after Cyclone Idai

The Anglican Diocese of Lebombos, Mozambique is assisting families who lost their homes in Cyclone Idai. Bishop Carlos visited Lamego in Nhamatanda District and launched seeds distribution for 500 families

Care for Creation Youth Training – Diocese of Pretoria

Care for Creation Youth Training – Diocese of

Care for creation youth training in the Diocese of Pretoria The Green Anglicans workshop was held at St Peters Anglican Church in Ga-Rankuwa on the 16th of November 2019. The

Joining hands from Mozambique, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to plant trees

Joining hands from Mozambique, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi

JOINING HANDS FROM MOZAMBIQUE, GHANA, KENYA AND MALAWI TO PLANT TREES Episcopal Relief and Development ran a training workshop, and before the Eucharist, trees were planted. Others will be distributed

Honouring A  Rocha in a time of loss

Honouring A Rocha in a time of loss

A ROCHA IN A TIME OF LOSS A tragic car accident took place in South Africa and the International Director and his wife of A Rocha (Christians in Conservation),  Chris

Sweep the City!

Sweep the City!

SWEEPING THE CITY As part of the Love Cape Town City Fest, Green Anglicans joined A Rocha (Christians in conservation) and African Enterprise to ‘Sweep the City’, a clean up

For those in peril on the sea

For those in peril on the sea

FOR THOSE IN PERIL ON THE SEAOur Family @ St Mary the Virgin, Struisbaai had their Sea Sunday service today where our Clergy blessed the Fishermen, Boats and prayed for

When the Baobabs start dying

When the Baobabs start dying

Rachel Nyaradzo Adams delivered an inspirational story of courage to the Michaelhouse community at our 123rd annual Speech Day on Friday. A curious thing is happening in Southern Africa. Baobab

Bishop takes on 200km Pilgrimage of Prayer

Bishop takes on 200km Pilgrimage of Prayer

Couple ready to walk 200 km prayer route through Nelson Mandela Bay On the 4th of November Bishop Eric Pike and his wife Joyce, started a 2ookm Prayer Pilgrimage through

A new Vision for Sacred Life and Living Earth

A new Vision for Sacred Life and Living

A new Vision for Sacred Life and Living Earth Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya gave a speech at the Policy Conference of SAFCEI (Southern African Faith Community Environmental Institute  “Unless our work

Pula! Rain!

Pula! Rain!

Pula! – Kgowe Moleme greeted the crowd of about 900 people gathered for the Annual Diocesan Family day of the Diocese of Matlosane. “Pula” is a Setswana word which is

A Family Day without waste

A Family Day without waste

A DIOCESAN FAMILY DAY WITHOUT WASTE The Diocese of Libombos celebrated their Diocesan Family Day on the 26th to 27th of October at the Cathedral of Saint Augustine of Hippo

A plastic free Malawi is possible

A plastic free Malawi is possible

A march was held in Lilongwe, Malawi on the 26th of October with the theme, a plastic free Malawi is possible. The Malawi Creation Care network,, Renew our world and

Creating a Mandela Garden

Creating a Mandela Garden

CREATING A MANDELA GARDEN Youth leaders from St Timothy’s Factreton attended a “Care for Creation” workshop. They were inspired to do something practical at their church. Samantha Miles and her

Taking Green Anglicans into the villages in Kenya

Taking Green Anglicans into the villages in Kenya

Green Anglicans in Machakos Diocese, Kenya has taken another dimension it’s gone to the villages to inspire care for creation. On the 27th of October  they cleaned Ikalaasa town area

Tacking invasive species in the Diocese of Swaziland

Tacking invasive species in the Diocese of Swaziland

The Diocese of Swaziland held an event dealing with  invasive species in Hhohho region. The church and community members worked hard to pull up the invasive species. These alien plants

Our Help is in the name of the Lord, Maker of Heaven and Earth – Green Anglicans Hike

Our Help is in the name of the

OUR HELP IS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH – GREEN ANGLICANS HIKE On the 19th of October 2019, Green Anglicans had a hike at

Happy Birthday Diocese of Khahlamba, Be Green in the Corner where you are

Happy Birthday Diocese of Khahlamba, Be Green in

HAPPY TENTH BIRTHDAY DIOCESE OF KHAHLAMBA –  BE GREEN IN THE CORNER WHERE YOU ARE! Ten years ago the Diocese of Khahlamba was launched and a wonderful weekend of Celebrations

“Show us the way” says the Archbishop  -young people respond

“Show us the way” says the Archbishop -young

Anglican youth from four Dioceses – Mzimvubu, Mbashe, Mthatha and Khahlamba met for the Eastern Cape Youth Cluster from the 10th to 12th of October at the All Saints Cathedral

Eco Camp at Kleinmond

Eco Camp at Kleinmond

ECO CAMP KLEINMOND At the beginning of the Season of Creation an Eco Camp was organised by A Rocha ZA which brought together campers from different denominations. A group of

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington Adopts the Season of Creation

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington Adopts the Season

THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF WASHINGTON ADOPTS SEASON OF CREATION The  Episcopal Diocese of Washington in January 2019 adopted a resolution at its annual convention encouraging parishes within the Diocese to

Green Anglicans Team at Taize

Green Anglicans Team at Taize

GREEN ANGLICANS TEAM AT TAIZEThe Taize Pilgrimage of Hope took place in Cape Town. The Green Anglicans team were hard at work right through the Conference, collecting, waste, recycling and

Never again must young people beg us adults to care for creation

Never again must young people beg us adults

Never, never and never again must young people beg us adults to care for creation. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba addressed the over 2000 Taize pilgrims at the closing Evening Prayer of

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa calls for parishes to install water tanks

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa calls for

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA CALLS ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY The following resolution was passed at the Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa 5.11 ENVIROMENTAL INTEGRITY This Synod

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa calls for a ban on single use plastic

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa calls for

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa passed the following resolution 5.8 PLASTIC This Synod noting that: The equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic enters our oceans every minute and

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa declares a Climate Emergency

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa declares a

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA DECLARES A CLIMATE EMERGENCY The following motion was passed the Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa 5.7 CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGENCY This

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA HAS “GREENED” THEIR CANONS

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA HAS “GREENED”

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA HAS “GREENED” THEIR CANONS At the Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the following measure was passed in order  to “green”

Training up Young People to Care for creation

Training up Young People to Care for creation

CARING FOR CREATION – EQUIPPING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE An enthusiastic group of 36 Sunday School teachers and youth leaders gathered at St Paul’s, Rondebosch for training on how to incorporate

We want Climate Justice Now

We want Climate Justice Now

Today I am proud to stand in solidarity with you.. As a member of the older generation I confess our failure to you. Since 1970, when I was 10 years

Celebrating the Holy Cross in Lesotho

Celebrating the Holy Cross in Lesotho

On Sunday the 8 of September 2019 the Parish of St. Andrew , commemorated the exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Holy Cross Chapelry. In this occasion led by

CELEBRATING SEASON OF CREATION ON TOP OF THE SEVENTH NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLD

CELEBRATING SEASON OF CREATION ON TOP OF THE

 14 eager hikers joined the  hike to the top of Table Mountain to celebrate the Season of Creation, spending the night on the top of the mountain in the People’s

Girls and  Boys friendly Society learning about caring for Creation (GBFS)

Girls and Boys friendly Society learning about caring

God created the Earth and said “it is good” so why is it bad now? On Saturday the 31 August, we had the opportunity to address the GBFS at their

55 years of Anglican youth – 55 trees for Maxixe

55 years of Anglican youth – 55 trees

55 YEARS OF ANGLICAN YOUTH – 55 TREES FOR MAXIXE The Anglican Youth of Lebombos Diocese in Mozambique celebrated Provincial Youth Day with a wonderful event full of joy and

Green Disciples in the Diocese of Niassa

Green Disciples in the Diocese of Niassa

BEING A GREEN DISCIPLE IN THE DIOCESE OF NIASSA The Diocese of Niassa held a four day consultation on “Intentional Discipleship” in Lichinga. The consultation was led by Canon John

Mzi Movers

Mzi Movers

MZI MOVERS! The Guild of Mary Magdalene held their Diocesan Annual celebration at the Collegiate Church – Holy Cross, Flagstaff. The Mzimvubu green Movers team safe guarded the integrity of

Serving in God’s Sanctuary – the Earth

Serving in God’s Sanctuary – the Earth

600 Servers take up the challenge of caring for creation God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. The Anglican Server’s in Action (ASIA) from the Diocese

Spirituality and Stewardship

Spirituality and Stewardship

SPIRITUALITY AND  STEWARDSHIP The women of the Diocese of False Bay gathered at the beautiful Grail Centre in Kleinmond for a weekend Eco-retreat to celebrate women’s day 29 enthusiastic ladies

After the floods – Equipping youth Leaders to care for Creation

After the floods – Equipping youth Leaders to

AFTER THE FLOODS – EQUIPPING YOUTH LEADERS IN CARE FOR CREATION The Anglican Diocese of Mzimvubu had their one-day training for Youth and Sunday School leaders on Friday the 9th

Diocese of Khahlamba chooses young woman to head up Environmental Ministry

Diocese of Khahlamba chooses young woman to head

THE DIOCESE OF KHAHLAMBA CHOOSES YOUNG WOMAN TO HEAD UP ENVIRONMENTAL MINISTRY The Diocese of Khahlamba held its strategic meeting on Environmental Ministry Bishop Moses challenged the gathering with a

Youth and Sunday School Training in George Diocese

Youth and Sunday School Training in George Diocese

Manual Training in the Diocese of George On the 27 July 2019 a Youth Leader and Sunday School Teachers workshop took place in the Diocese of George, which was led

Youth leaders training in Matlosane

Youth leaders training in Matlosane

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND YOUTH LEADERS TRAINING IN MATLOSANE A vibrant group of Sunday School teachers and Youth leaders met for a workshop on Care for Creation in Matlosane. Sunday School

Leadership Training in Lesotho

Leadership Training in Lesotho

LEADERSHIP TRAINING IN LESOTHO The leaders of youth organizations were called together by the Diocesan Youth Chaplain  to be trained in Care for Creation Leaders from the Servers Guild, St

Green Anglicans Attend Laudato Si Conference

Green Anglicans Attend Laudato Si Conference

Green Anglicans attend the Laudato Si Conference, Nairobi It is now four years since the release of the encyclical letter, Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home, by Pope

Anglican Youth of Mzimvubu address Climate Change at BGFS Conference

Anglican Youth of Mzimvubu address Climate Change at

Anglican Youth Of Mzimvubu address climate change at BGFS conference_ The Diocese of Mzimvubu held their annual Bafana and Girls friendly Society Conference at St Goerges Parish-Mt Frere Archdeaconry. Members

7 July – Sunday Reflection

7 July – Sunday Reflection

“Let us not become weary of doing good, for at the right time we will reap the harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6: v9 This is

Climate Change is a human rights issue

Climate Change is a human rights issue

CLIMATE CHANGE IS  A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE The Students of ASF (Anglican Students Federation) gathered for their Annual Provincial Conference at the Paramount Conference Centre near Rustenberg. Students from five

Diocese of Mpumalanga tackles Air Pollution

Diocese of Mpumalanga tackles Air Pollution

DIOCESE OF MPUMALANGA TACKLES AIR POLLUTION The Anglican Youth of Mpumalanga Diocese celebrated national youth month by hosting a Diocesan youth conference at Holy Cross Kwanyamazani. The weekend saw over

TOXIC TOUR – DISCOVERING THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION

TOXIC TOUR – DISCOVERING THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF

A TOXIC TOUR! GREEN ANGLICANS JOIN OTHER FAITH LEADERS AT ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY WORKSHOP Representatives from Four Dioceses (St Mark the Evangelist, Free State, and Kimberley and Kuruman) Mrs Ruth Pule,

Say No! To Trash on the Ground

Say No! To Trash on the Ground

SAY NO! TO TRASH ON THE GROUND The two archdeaconries of Inhambane and Maciene had a wonderful Exchange meeting with the goal of planning their activities.  As part of the

Recycle Fashion Show

Recycle Fashion Show

The Diocese of False Bay held its annual Confirmation Camp. One of the activities to encourage young people to care for creation was to get them to think about Reduce

The Greatest Rivers were once trickles

The Greatest Rivers were once trickles

THE GREATEST  RIVERS WERE ONCE TRICKLES The greatest rivers with famous names – the Nile and the Ganges, the Yangtze and he Mississippi, the Amazon and the great grey-green  Limpopo

“Fun runs” are no fun for the Ocean

“Fun runs” are no fun for the Ocean

“FUN RUNS” ARE NO FUN FOR THE OCEAN On World Ocean Day a team of young and old gathered at the Blue Lagoon beach – to appreciate nature and clean

South African Youth rise up demanding Climate Change education

South African Youth rise up demanding Climate Change

YOUTH ARE RISING IN SOUTH AFRICA – DEMANDING CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION On June 16th,  1976, the young people of Soweto rose up against the imposition of Afrikaans in their education.

Environmental Justice – a question of survival

Environmental Justice – a question of survival

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE – A QUESTION OF SURVIVAL The 2019 ACT Ubumbano Solidarity Hub took place on 21-23 May in Johannesburg. 67 participants from community organisations, NGOs, FBOs and churches of

The Anglican Communion Responds to Climate Emergency

The Anglican Communion Responds to Climate Emergency

CLIMATE EMERGENCY – THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION RESPONDS At the Anglican consultative council in Hong Kong the Anglican Communion recognised the Climate Emergency and called upon Anglicans all over the world

“Holy Hike” for World Environment Day

“Holy Hike” for World Environment Day

HOLY HIKE FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY Green Anglicans held a Hike on Helderberg Mountains to celebrate World Environment Day. The day started with singing of “Be green in the corner

Be Green in the Corner, where you are

Be Green in the Corner, where you are

BE GREEN IN THE CORNER WHERE YOU ARE The Sunday School of  Tumahole , Parys in the Free State decided to celebrate World Environment Day by preparing a garden in

Green Anglicans joins World Environment Day Commemoration  in Eswatini

Green Anglicans joins World Environment Day Commemoration in

The commemoration of world environment day held in Royal Vilas in Eswatini was a success as different stakeholders within the environment sector were in attendance. The theme for the day

From Illegal Dumpsite to Childrens garden

From Illegal Dumpsite to Childrens garden

FROM ILLEGAL DUMPSITE TO GARDEN FOR THE CHILDREN #beatairpollution #worldenvironmentday The Anglican Church of Eluvukweni in Crossroads saw that the local Philani Creche had become an illegal dumpsite for waste and

Beach Clean up for World Environment Day

Beach Clean up for World Environment Day

UM AMBIENTE SAUDÁVEL, UM MUNDO MELHOR E SAUDÁVEL…. (scroll down for translation in English) Hoje 05 de Junho celebramos o Dia do Ambiente, realizamos na Praia de Missão Chambone Jornada

World Environment Day #beatairpollution

World Environment Day #beatairpollution

#Beatairpollution On 5 June 2019, World Environment Day will be on the theme of air pollution— a call to action to combat one of the greatest environmental challenges of our

Diocese of the Free State Embraces Care for

CHILDREN AND YOUTH LEADERS TRAINING ON CARING FOR CREATION The Anglican Diocese of the Free State hosted their annual Diocesan Sunday School Teachers conference in Botshabelo and the Provincial Green

Water and Sanitation training for communities in Mozambique

WATER AND SANITATION TRAINING BEIRA Beira has been devastated by Cyclone Idai and massive flooding. Apart from destruction of homes and crops, the massive flooding has led to outbreaks of 

Youth taking up the challenge of Care for Creation in Saldanha Bay Diocese

Youth taking up the challenge of Care for

An enthusiastic group of youth leaders and confirmation teachers from Saldanha Bay – from Seven churches – Kensington, Goodwood, Factreton, Brooklyn, Milnerton and Pinelands came to the first training session

Single use plastic v jobs

Single use plastic v jobs

SINGLE USE PLASTIC V JOBS? STUDENTS TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE The Anglican Students Federation Western Cape, hosted their annual regional conference from the 3rd to the 5Th of May 2019. 

Sunday Reflection – 19 May 2019

Sunday Reflection – 19 May 2019

Your Neighbour lives downstream from your waste “34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one

Building a Movement Across Southern Africa

Building a Movement Across Southern Africa

BUILDING A MOVEMENT ACROSS SOUTHERN AFRICA Young Green Anglican “movers and shakers” gathered for a two day bootcamp in Johannesburg. Members came from 8 countries, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia,

Launch of new Care for Creation Youth Manual

Launch of new Care for Creation Youth Manual

LAUNCH OF CARE FOR CREATION YOUTH MANUAL A team from across the Province of Southern Africa has been working to prepare materials on the theme of care for creation for

Clean up at Bloubergstrand

CLEAN UP AT BLOUBERGSTRAND The Anglican Youth Fellowship of Saldanha Bay held a beach clean up at Bloubergstrand. The Beach Clean Up experience was very interesting and an eye opening,

Diocese of Namibia responding to drought emergency

Diocese of Namibia responding to drought emergency

DIOCESE OF NAMIBIA RESPONDING TO DROUGHT EMERGENCY “What saddens me the most is that some of the old men are losing the will to live, once they have to slaughter

Let’s renew the rivers of God in Angola!

RENEWING THE RIVERS OF GOD IN ANGOLA On the 2-4 May 2019 The Anglican Diocese of Angola Youth hosted their Diocesan youth assembly at Luanda . The Provincial Green Anglicans

Sunday Reflections – 5 May 2019

Sunday Reflections – 5 May 2019

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing, “To the one

Diocese of Natal Youth Celebrate Earth Day at Karkloof Canopy Tours

Diocese of Natal Youth Celebrate Earth Day at

Diocese of Natal youth celebrates Earth day at Karkloof canopy tours Young people of Pietermaritzburg archdeaconry and uMvoti celebrated earth day at their Creation care interactive day in Karkloof canopy

Anglican Communion recognises Climate Emergency #ACC17

Anglican Communion recognises Climate Emergency #ACC17

Anglican Consultative Council passes Environmental Resolution at #ACC17

Reducing your environmental impact at a Christian Conference

Reducing your environmental impact at a Christian Conference

Christian Conferences and Environmental Justice: Reducing your environmental impact – Lessons from the Justice Conference SA The Justice Conference South Africa attracted 970 participants. One of the commitments was towards

April 14 – Palm Sunday

April 14 – Palm Sunday

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Take Action!

Take Action!

Less Plastic for Lent April 13th Take Action! Individual actions are important, but the most important is to join the dots and to push businesses to reduce single use plastics,

April 12 – No More Wet wipes

April 12 – No More Wet wipes

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] “He shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in water and be clean.” – Leviticus 14: 9 Millions of us have grabbed a wet wipe to

April 11 – Have a Toy Swap!

April 11 – Have a Toy Swap!

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] All the believers shared everything they had. Acts 4: 32-35 A lot of toys end up in the bin or sitting on shelves because the children are bored

The Earth is the Lord’s . Our breadbasket is under threat

The Earth is the Lord’s . Our breadbasket

The Earth is the Lord’s – a food basket on our doorstep under threat As part of exploring the theme of “The earth is the Lord’s” this Lent a group

The Leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations

The Leaves of the trees are for the

RENEWING ELSIES KRAAL RIVER Many of the rivers in Cape Town have been canalized, turning them from living eco- systems into dead canals that exist only to rush storm water

April 10 – Less Plastic Snacks!

April 10 – Less Plastic Snacks!

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its

Transforming St Philips from Illegal Dump Site to

TRANSFORMING ST PHILIPS FROM DUMPING GROUND INTO TOURISM SITE The area around St Philips church in Grahamstown had become full of litter and dirt , a site of illegal dumping

April 9 – Teach our kids to save the planet

April 9 – Teach our kids to save

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]   He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the

April 8 – Give Experiences not plastic toys

April 8 – Give Experiences not plastic toys

Train up a child in the way they should go: and when they are old, they will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 The toy industry is massive – it

April 7 – Revelation 22:1

April 7 – Revelation 22:1

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April 6 – Community Action

April 6 – Community Action

“The Earth is the Lord’s” Psalm 24:1 Organise a community clean up near your church to show to the community that you are stewards of the Earth. While you are

April 5 – Zero Plastic Packaging

April 5 – Zero Plastic Packaging

They saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:

April 4 – Avoid Plastic Accessories

“I brought you into the fruitful land To eat its fruit and its good things But you came and defiled My land, And My inheritance you made an abomination. Jeremiah

April 3 – Buy Second Hand

April 3 – Buy Second Hand

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] They divide my garments among them- Psalm 22:18 Second hand shops and sales A guaranteed way to reduce the fashion industry’s impact is to avoid buying new stuff

April 2 – Shop less, Mend more

April 2 – Shop less, Mend more

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Matthew 9 :

April 1 – Natural Fibre Apparel

April 1 – Natural Fibre Apparel

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] “I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandal has not worn out on your foot.” Deuteronomy

March 31 – Jeremiah 2v7

March 31 – Jeremiah 2v7

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March 30 – Catering without bottled water

March 30 – Catering without bottled water

“We have to pay for our drinking water: Lamentations 5:4 Cater without plastic Our churches should be models of sustainability. When we have a function let us model ways of

March 29 – Say No to Cling Film

March 29 – Say No to Cling Film

It is time to destroy everyone who has destroyed the earth.” Rev 11:18 Cling wrap (Plastic wrap) is not only bad for the planet, it is bad for your health.

Beira is the first city to be completely devastated by Climate Change

Beira is the first city to be completely

Beira, Mozambique “will go down in history as having been the first city to be completely devastated by climate change,” said Graça Machel, the country’s former first lady. A humanitarian

March 28 – Replace plastic with wooden utensils

March 28 – Replace plastic with wooden utensils

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Cor 10: 31 The key thing in our kitchens is to

March 27 – Bin Lining

March 27 – Bin Lining

You shall not pollute the land in which you live Numbers 35: 33 God clearly commanded Israel to not pollute the land even though He A lot of single use

Girls and bafana society launches Green Anglican campaign

Girls and bafana society launches Green Anglican campaign

GIRLS AND BAFANA SOCIETY LAUNCHES GREEN ANGLICAN CAMPAIGN The three Dioceses of the Western Cape: Cape Town, False bay and Saldanha Bay launched their Eco Projects and Orange against Gender

March 26 – Glass Containers

March 26 – Glass Containers

“And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ Luke 12: 17 Given that more than a third of

March 25 – Natural Cloths for Cleaning

March 25 – Natural Cloths for Cleaning

What should we use for cleaning our homes? Microfiber clothsThese are very popular now and are made of microfiber fabric made from polyester and nylon. Microfibers are thinner than human

Protect the False Bay beach cleanup

Protect the False Bay beach cleanup

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March 23 – Cater with Compassion

March 23 – Cater with Compassion

Many people first enter the gates of a church at a large function, perhaps a funeral, wedding or church bazaar. Our Catering practices show a lot about our relationship with

LOVE NATURE, THEN YOU WILL PROTECT IT

LOVE NATURE, THEN YOU WILL PROTECT IT

The Anglican Youth of Southern Africa in the Diocese of Mzimvubu went Hiking at Lugelweni falls Mt Ayliff on the 16 March 2019. The aim of this event was to

March 22 – Go big on shampoo!

March 22 – Go big on shampoo!

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Wash and make yourselves clean. Isaiah 1 v 16 If you are looking to use less plastic in the bathroom, you can look for shampoo in bars, or

March 20 – Micro Beads

March 20 – Micro Beads

Genesis 1:26 New International Reader’s Version (NIRV) 26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings so that they are like us. Let them rule over the fish in the seas and

March 19  Cotton Buds are hurting God’s Sea Creatures

March 19 Cotton Buds are hurting God’s Sea

There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small. Psalm 104 :25 The seahorse (or Hippocampus, if you want to be

March 18 Plastic- free soap

March 18th – Plastic -free soap Psalm 51 :7 Wash me with hyssop, then I will be clean. Wash me, then I will be whiter than snow. Hyssop is a

Anglicans at UN Environmental Assembly

Anglicans at United Nations Environmental Assembly – Day One – overshadowed by sorrow Over 3000 participants, six heads of State and more than 80 environmental ministers are taking part in

St Josephs launches Macassar Eco Hiking Club

St Josephs launches Macassar Eco Hiking Club

ST JOSEPHS LAUNCHES MACASSAR ECO HIKING CLUB On Saturday 2 March 2019 the Macassar Echo Hiking club consisting mostly of St Joseph s Youth members went on their first hike

Opening Students Service on the beach

Opening Students Service on the beach

On the 16th of February 2019, ANSOC Western Cape  region had a outreach at St James beach The main source of litter is from the rail way. The rail way

Land Conference – Diocese of Cape Town

Land Conference – Diocese of Cape Town

LAND CONFERENCE – DIOCESE OF CAPE TOWN The Diocesan Environmental Group of the Diocese of Cape Town organised a Conference on the Land. The aim of the Conference was to

Women Clergy Conference – listen to the young women

Women Clergy Conference – listen to the young

CLERGY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE – TO GROW A MOVEMENT, HEAR THE VOICES OF YOUNG WOMEN For the past few years, the women clergy of the three Dioceses of Saldanha Bay, False

Seminarians have a quiet day on the beach to start the academic year

Seminarians have a quiet day on the beach

Theological Students from Lebombos Diocese have a quite day on the beach The retreat for Seminarians took place on  Chizavane beach from the 31st of Jan to 1st of Feb.

Less Plastic for Lent

Less Plastic for Lent

    “We have traditionally regarded sin as being merely what people do to other people. Yet, for human beings to destroy the biological diversity in God’s creation; for human

Diocese of St Mark Commisions its first environmental Stewards

Diocese of St Mark Commisions its first environmental

THE DIOCESE OF ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST COMMISSIONS ITS FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS! On the 3rd February 2019, the parish of Letaba Tzaneen in Limpopo celebrated its first milestone towards environmental

Building a movement for environmental and Economic Sustainability

Building a movement for environmental and Economic Sustainability

BUILDING MOVEMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILTY On the 28-30 January Tearfund held a three-day Boot camp on ,Training of Trainers on building movements for environmental and economic sustainability, which

St Agnes Lesotho – Cleanliness is next to Godliness

St Agnes Lesotho – Cleanliness is next to

St Agnes Lesotho – Cleanliness is next to Godliness      The St Agnes guild in the Diocese of Lesotho had their retreat on the 25th to the 27th January 2019.

The Long Road to Cape Town 2010 and

An article by Canon Peter Houston of the Diocese of Natal can be found from page 54-70 Peter Houston Evangelical response

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington Embraces Season of Creation

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington Embraces Season of

  THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF WASHINGTON EMBRACES SEASON OF CREATION   At their Diocesan Synod, the following resolution was passed   On Creation Care Adopted January 26, 2019 * *

From Dumping Ground to Peace Park

From Dumping Ground to Peace Park

FROM DUMPING SITE TO PEACE GARDEN Many of our churches are clean inside, but the street outside becomes a dumping ground. And when we do get the municipality to take

Holiday Club Fun at St Mary Magdalene in Gugulethu

Holiday Club Fun at St Mary Magdalene in

HOLIDAY CLUB FUN AT ST MARY MAGDALENE GUGULETHU The Church of St Mary Magdalene Gugulethu opened its doors for a holiday club to keep the kids safe during the holidays

Christmas Newsletter

Christmas Newsletter

We are delighted to share with you the latest Green Anglicans Newsletter  Green Anglicans Dec 2018

Say No to Coal

Say No to Coal

SAY NO TO COAL Green Anglicans joined the call by 350.org and other partners to call upon the Development bank of South Africa (DBSA) to stop funding new coal power

Launch of Protect False Bay Campaign

Launch of Protect False Bay Campaign

LAUNCH OF “PROTECT FALSE BAY” CAMPAIGN The Diocese of False Bay is named after a Bay in the Indian Ocean. This bay is blessed with warm water and an abundance

Diocese of Swaziland (Eswatini) leading the way in Environmental Issues

Diocese of Swaziland (Eswatini) leading the way in

DIOCESE OF SWAZILAND ONE OF THE GREENEST DIOCESES The Diocese of Swaziland Youth held a conference at St. Michaels girls School Manzini Swaziland from the 13th to the 17th of

I want to heal the world and have fun doing it

I want to heal the world and have

I WANT TO HEAL THE WORLD AND HAVE FUN DOING IT These were the words of a young  girl who got involved in the “Renew the Elsies River” campaign The

The Diocese of Niassa makes Environmental Plans

The Diocese of Niassa makes Environmental Plans

‘The diocese of Niassa formulates environmental plans Four brothers and sisters traveled to Malawi to attend a training on environmental ministry being administered by the Green Anglicans / Green Church

A Clean Start to the New year

A Clean Start to the New year

A CLEAN START TO THE NEW YEAR The Diocese of Lebombos started the Liturgical year  (Advent) with a Clean up and Tree planting at the Church of Sao Miguel e

St Marks going green

St Marks going green

St Marks Diocese in Limpopo passed a Synod Resolution to go paperless. now they are putting it into practice with practical workshops  

The Diocese of Niassa makes environmental plans

The Diocese of Niassa makes environmental plans

A Diocese de Niassa formula planos ambientais Quatro irmãos e irmãs viajaram para o Malawi para participar de um treinamento sobre o ministério ambiental sendo administrado pelo movimento da Green

Bring your own bag campaign is growing

Bring your own bag campaign is growing

BRING YOUR OWN BAGS South African shoppers on average use 500 bags per shopper  per year. The vast majority go into landfill or end up in the rivers and oceans.

Girls Friendly Society launches Green Award

Girls Friendly Society launches Green Award

GFS AND BFS DIOCESE OF MBASHE LAUNCHES GREEN AWARD The Girls Friendly and Boys Friendly society of Mbashe Diocese have launched a Green Competition to curb Climate Change All parishes

THE HEALING POWER OF PLANTS The Green Saints of St. Patrick’s Crawford invited representatives of Edith Stephens Nature Reserve to their greenstall at the annual bazaar. The audience were taught

Pride of Table Mountain – learning and fun

Pride of Table Mountain hike – learning and fun on the mountain An excited group of  50 kids and their Sunday School teachers from Church of the Reconciliation in Manenberg

Green and Black for Gender and the Planet

Green and Black for Gender and the Planet

GREEN AND BLACK FOR GENDER AND THE PLANET The Mothers Union of Highveld Diocese chose to wear black and green during 2018 Conference. This is to symbolize their commitment to

CLEANING UP MTHATHA

CLEANING UP MTHATHA

CLEAN UP MTHATHA All denominations in Umthatha were united in Cleaning Umthatha on the 18 November The Girls and Boys Friendly Society, the Mothers Union the representatives from the Diocese

Justice Conference UK

Justice Conference UK

The Justice Conference   The 2 day conference was held at Wembley in London’s  greenest venue The Drum 2-3 November 2018. the line up of speakers was chosen from a

Parliament of World Religions

Parliament of World Religions

PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS TORONTO The 2018 Parliament of the Worlds Religions took place in Toronto, Canada. The program featured more than 500 programmes and events. An important new track

Eco-Youth in Lesotho

Eco-Youth in Lesotho

Youth Eco Weekend” at the Diocesan Training Center in Maseru Lesotho. The Diocesan Youth together with the Children Ministry leaders from the Diocese of Lesotho attended the youth Eco weekend in held

Young womens network embraces Green in My habitat in Angola

Young womens network embraces Green in My habitat

YOUNG WOMENS NETWORK EMBRACES “GREEN IN MY HABITAT” IN ANGOLA The Young Women Network of the Central Parish of Santo Estêvão in Luanda held a “Prayer Morning” in the congregation

Malawi meets Mozambique

Malawi meets Mozambique

MALAWI MEETS MOZAMBIQUE On the 3rd of November 2018 about 30 people gathered at Lake Malawi Anglican University in Lilongwe for an Intentional Environmental Stewardship training workshop. The attendants were

Green Anglicans in Washington

Green Anglicans in Washington

GREEN ANGLICANS IN WASHINGTON Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya (bishop of Swaziland ) and Canon Rachel Mash (Environmental Coordinator – Anglican Church of Southern Africa were invited by the Episcopal Diocese of

Eco Retreat – Diocese of George

Eco Retreat – Diocese of George

ECO RETREAT – DIOCESE OF GEORGE The Clergy of the Diocese of George attended an “Eco-retreat’ in the beautiful setting of Carmel Christian Conference. The retreat was conducted by Rev

DAY OF CLEAN UP TO CELEBRATE 125th ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATING THE 125 YEARS OF THE DIOCESE WITH A DAY OF CLEANUP The Diocese of Lebombos in Mozambique  is celebrating 125 years since its formation. And they decided to organise

The Diocese of Khahlamba plans to be the Greenest Diocese in the Province

The Diocese of Khahlamba plans to be the

THE DIOCESE OF KHAHLAMBA PLANS TO BECOME THE GREENEST DIOCESE IN THE PROVINCE The Anglican Diocese of Khahlamba held it’s Diocesan family weekend from the 12th to the 13th of

Feeding the five thousand?

Feeding the five thousand?

FEEDING THE FIVE THOUSAND? JESUS SAID – LET THERE BE NO WASTE When Jesus fed the five thousand he said in John 6:12. All the left overs were collected and

Three Archbishops from Africa respond to IPCC report

Three Archbishops from Africa respond to IPCC report

“Irreversible catastrophic changes are now a possibility” –Three Archbishops from Africa respond to the IPCC report The announcement  from the UN’s panel on Climate Change is apocalyptic –  irreversible climate

#living the change at Anglicans Ablaze

#living the change at Anglicans Ablaze

LIVING THE CHANGE AT ANGLICANS ABLAZE Over 2000 Anglicans from eight  countries gathered in Durban for an inspiring three day conference and time of spiritual revival One of the themes

An inspiring story from Malawi

An inspiring story from Malawi

AN INSPIRING STORY FROM MALAWI Charles Bakolo launched a One Student One Tree Campaign in memory of his parents. The campaign was launched on 28th September 2018 at one of

Holy Cross is going clean and Green

Holy Cross is going clean and Green

HOLY CROSS CHURCH GOES CLEAN AND GREEN WITH THE HELP OF ANGLICAN STUDENTS> The Anglican Students Federation from University of the Western Cape and CPUT branch decided to bless Holy

Season of Creation – Our Common Home

Season of Creation – Our Common Home

SEASON OF CREATION CELEBRATED AT ST. PAUL’S UNITED: HAENERTSBERG (DIOCESE OF ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST) On the 30th September 2018, St. Paul’s United in the small “green village “called Haenertsberg

Mothers Union makes R10000 from recycling

Mothers Union makes R10000 from recycling

SEASON OF CREATION KICKSTARTS FOR SESHEGO PARISH (DIOCESE OF ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST) On the 9th September, St. Matthew’s Parish (Commonly called Seshego Parish), outside Polokwane celebrated the season of

GLOBAL COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY

GLOBAL COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY

WORLD COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY Three churches from False Bay Diocese answered the call to join the World Coastal Clean up day on the 15th of Sep. St Andrews Strand,

An Urgent Cry for Ecological Justice – Reclaiming the Gospel Imperative for All Creation

An Urgent Cry for Ecological Justice – Reclaiming

An Urgent Cry for Ecological Justice: Reclaiming the Gospel Imperative for All Creation We, bishops, women leaders and young leaders, united by a passion for climate justice, gathered during the

ANGLICAN CHURCH CALLS FOR A BAN ON SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS ANS MICRO PLASTICS  IN SOUTHERN AFRICA The Provincial Standing Committee of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, meeting in

Anglican Students Federation celebrate Season of Creation with a clean up

Anglican Students Federation celebrate Season of Creation with

Matthew 6:2 “So when you give to the needy do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honoured by

Eco Bishops Africa

Eco Bishops Africa

ECOBISHOPS OF AFRICA Bishops from 14 different African counties gathered to discuss the role of the Church in Mitigation, Adaptation and Witness under the auspices of the Anglican Communion Environmental

Free State Goes Green

Free State Goes Green

Free State goes Green On Friday the 24 of August 2018 Bino Makhalanyane ( our Provincial Green Anglicans Youth Co-ordinator) took a trip back home to his mother Diocese the

Renewing the Elsies River

Renewing the Elsies River

RENEWING THE ELSIES RIVER During Water Week, the congregation of St Stephens Anglican Church in Pinelands reflected on water.  Rev Rachel Mash preached on the theme of the  “River of

Developing a Curriculum for Youth on Caring for Creation

Developing a Curriculum for Youth on Caring for

DEVELOPING A CURRICULUM FOR YOUTH ON CARING FOR CREATION   Leaders from across the Province of Southern Africa Youth Council gathered in Cape Town with the Green Anglicans team to

5 DAMS HIKE

5 DAMS HIKE

Hiking is one amazing experience and getting a chance to go out and be one with nature,and that is one priceless moment that everyone should be  experiencing.   God created

THE ANGLICAN YOUTH FELLOWSHIP CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

The Anglican Youth Fellowship of False Bay celebrated their 20 year anniversary at St Francis. Rev Joy Klimbashe conducted a service on the theme of Creation. He asked the congregation

Season of Creation starts in Zululand

Season of Creation starts in Zululand

START OF SEASON OF CREATION IN ZULULAND The Diocese of Zululand kicked off the Season of Creation celebrations with a wonderful outdoor Eucharist led by the Environmental Coordinator, Rev Nkanyiso

Girls and Boys Friendly Society going Green in Mzimvubu

Girls and Boys Friendly Society going Green in

Girls and Boys Friendly Society  Going Green in Mzimvubu   The executive of Anglican Youth of Southern Africa in the Diocese of uMzimvubu contributed positively towards conscientising members of Girls

Christ the King launches Season of Creation

Christ the King launches Season of Creation

CHRIST THE KING CHURCH LAUNCHES SEASON OF CREATION   Christ the King Anglican Church, Parish of Clydesdale in Mzimkhulu Archdeaconry, Diocese of Umzimvubu held an outdoor Eucharist to start the

Sowing the seed for the Justice Conference

Sowing the seed for the Justice Conference

The Justice Conference will be taking place in Capetown from the 11th to 13th of October. The venue will be Spine Road High School and the Green Anglicans joined others

St Philips youth get their hands dirty

St Philips youth get their hands dirty

The youth group of St Philips Church in Kenwyn had a lot of fun as they designed their own veggie garden for the church. They worked in different teams and

ACTIVATING THE FIFTH MARK OF MISSION IN DIOCESE

BEACH CLEAN-UP: Today, Canon Mel Awu led a group if Servers Fellowship, GBFS and Nelson Mandela University ANSOC to join the WESSA Beach Clean-Up. The Clean-Up was held at Pollock Beach.

SWANAZUMPU IN ACTION

You may wonder what Swanazumpu means? It is when young Anglicans from the four Diocese of Swaziland, Natal, Zululand and Mpumalanga join together ! They gathered at a consultation in

College of the Transfiguration Workshop on Anglicans and the Environment

College of the Transfiguration Workshop on Anglicans and

As the College of the Transfiguration celebrated their 25 year anniversary, one of the topics of discussion was “Anglicans and the Environment” The first session led by Rev Dr Rachel

Anglican Youth Clean up Blue Lagoon Beach for Mandela

Anglican Youth Clean up Blue Lagoon Beach for

Young people of eThekwini central archdeaconry youth cleaned Blue Lagoon beach in honour of Mandela For the 100 years of Madiba young people gathered to celebrate the legend by contributing

Season of Creation Materials

Season of Creation Materials

The New Season of Creation Materials are available now Season of Creation Six

YOUTH OF SWAZILAND DIOCESE ENJOYING GOD’S CREATION

YOUTH OF SWAZILAND DIOCESE ENJOYING GOD’S CREATION

LISHESHI YOUTH BIGGEST BRAAI The Anglican youth of the Diocese of Swaziland held its biggest braai on the 28th July 2018. The purpose of the braii is to unite the

The Young Generation is being called to heal the world

The Young Generation is being called to heal

THE YOUNG GENERATION IS BEING CALLED TO HEAL THE WORLD The Environmental Network of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is delighted to appoint a Youth Coordinator who will head

The Diocese of Khahlamba Youth Conference – Caring for creation

The Diocese of Khahlamba Youth Conference – Caring

The diocese of Khahlamba’s Youth Conference June 16 is a special day for the youth of South Africa the day when young people come together for change commemorating the 1976

An Amazing Beach Clean up Race

An Amazing Beach Clean up Race

AN AMAZING BEACH CLEAN UP RACE Youth of the EThekwini North Archdeaconry Cares for the environment : As part of the Diocesan (Natal) youth’s initiative to make June an environment

We are the ones we have been waiting for

We are the ones we have been waiting

WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR The Diocese of False Bay met for their annual Youth Indaba to celebrate 16th of June. Some 300 young people filled

Protect, preserv and cherish

Protect, preserv and cherish

Protect, Preserve and Cherish The Youth of the parish off St Luke’s  (Woodlands Pietermaritzburg) celebrated World Environment Day by planting trees, having discussion about environment and playing games of picking

GARDEN OF HEALING

GARDEN OF HEALING

YOUTH DAY GARDEN OF HEALING A wonderful celebration was held to mark youth Day (June 16th) at Princess Vlei. Bishop Geoff and Kate Davies started the morning with a short

Mothers Union of Swaziland equipped on environment care

Mothers Union of Swaziland equipped on environment care

MOTHERS UNION EQUIPPED ON ENVIRONME NT CARE IN THE DIOCESE OF SWAZILAND The Anglican Diocese of Swaziland Mothers Union held their annual conference, Ndumiso Malindzisa was invited to talk about

Faith communities have a key role to play in promoting Adaptation Strategies

Faith communities have a key role to play

Faith Communities have a key role to play in promoting Adaptation Strategies Around the world Scientists are assessing the impact of Climate Change and helping us to understand what we

High resolution Africa tree Image

High resolution Africa tree Image

Here is the high resolution Africa Tree Image Africa Tree T_shirtVEC (1)

Green Anglicans present at Adaptation Futures Conference

Green Anglicans present at Adaptation Futures Conference

Green Anglicans at the Adaptation Futures Conference   Adaptation Futures is the world’s premier conference on climate change adaptation. 1300 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world

Diocese of (Eswatini) Swaziland are environmental heroes!

Diocese of (Eswatini) Swaziland are environmental heroes!

DIOCESE OF SWAZILAND AND MNCEDISI MASUKU CHAMPIONS AGAIN IN ESWATINI The kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) had its National Temvelo Awards event on Monday 18th June 2018 held in Royal Convention

DIOCESE OF BOTSWANA LAUNCHES ITS ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH MINISTRY

DIOCESE OF BOTSWANA LAUNCHES ITS ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH MINISTRY

As it is written in Psalm 24:1 that “The Earth is the Lord’s, and all living in it! This report reflects on the mini-eco conference hosted and held by the

Eswatini World Environment Day Commemoration

Eswatini World Environment Day Commemoration

The Kingdom of Eswatini had its commemoration of World Environment Day under the theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution” held in Sibane hotel in form a Symposium. Plastic pollution is a problem

World Environment Day Newsletter

Here is the latest Newsletter from the Green Anglicans Newletter June 2018

Green Anglicans is looking for a new Youth

Green Anglicans Youth Coordinator

World Environmental Day 2018

World Environmental Day 2018

Here are some resources for World Environment Day on the Theme of Ocean plastics Waste Liturgy for WED 2018

David  Junior shines  the Green Anglicans flag at Common Wealth Youth Forum

David Junior shines the Green Anglicans flag at

Commonwealth Youth Forum CYF is a conference inside Commonwealth meeting which took place in London this year, where Anglican Communion was Represented by 3 Young People (David from Mozambique, Ann

Green Palm Sunday : Christ the King Diocese

Green Palm Sunday : Christ the King Diocese

The Diocese of Christ the King, through the initiative of the Diocesan Environmental Desk, took the challenge that each congregation plant a Palm Tree on Palm Sunday. The challenge was

Green Living Day at All Saints

Green Living Day at All Saints

Our Green Living Day The Green Saint of St.Patrick and All Saints Lansdowne hosted a Green Living Day on 21 April 2018. A day filled with conscious living by making

THE DIOCESE OF OXFORD CALLED TO PROPHETIC ACTION AND ECOLOGICAL REFORMATION

THE DIOCESE OF OXFORD CALLED TO PROPHETIC ACTION

THE DIOCESE OF OXFORD IS CALLED TO PROPHETIC ACTION AND ECOLOGICAL REFORMATION As the Diocese of Oxford gathered for their clergy conference on the theme of Living Waters, they were

HOLY HIKES – Rhodes to Newlands

HOLY HIKES – Rhodes to Newlands

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE – CARE FOR CREATION The Green Anglicans hike from Newlands to Kirstenbosch attracted a large crowd from young (4) to older (recycled youth))!! Neil Adams, hike

EARTH DAY CLEAN UP OF THE LIESBEEK RIVER

EARTH DAY CLEAN UP OF THE LIESBEEK RIVER

EARTH DAY CLEAN UP OF THE LIESBEEK RIVER April 22nd is Earth Day – a day to take practical action to help to heal the Earth. Peter Hyslop, member at

Green Anglicans grow at the CAPA Conference in Kenya

Green Anglicans grow at the CAPA Conference in Kenya

Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa held a youth conference from the 9th to the 14th of April 2018 in the diocese of Kenya, Nairobi.  Graced with 300 Anglican Youth

Launch of the Avos from Anglicans Movement

Launch of the Avos from Anglicans Movement

LAUNCH OF THE AVOS FROM ANGLICANS MOVEMENT Green Anglicans has launched a movement to grow avocados. Avocados trees give food, shade and beauty. The Green Anglicans office started the wave

Our “Common Wealth” is our Oceans

Our “Common Wealth” is our Oceans

OUR ‘COMMON WEALTH” IS OUR OCEANS – Big Beach Clean Up with the “human polar bear” Green Anglicans from St Peters and St Michaels Church in Khayelitsha and St Josephs

Make an Eco-brick

Make an Eco-brick

Ec0-bricks are easily made from 2litre coke bottles, which you fill with non recylcable plastic. Push it down until the bottle is jammed hard. They are then used in construction

Bring your own bag

Bring your own bag

South Africans use  approximately 8 BILLION plastic shopping bags per year. Less than 1 percent are recycled and many  end up in landfills or blow out of bins — blocking

Avos from Anglicans

Avos from Anglicans

We are encouraging Sunday Schools and Youth Groups to grow and plant Avocadoes. Here is how to grow an avo from the pit Avocados How to grow them from a

Green Bishop is granted Archbishop’s Peace with Justice Award

Green Bishop is granted Archbishop’s Peace with Justice

“GREEN BISHOP” IS GRANTED ARCHBISHOP’S PEACE WITH JUSTICE AWARD The Archbishop of Capetown’s Peace with Justice Award was established four years ago to “recognise distinguished service and ministry to Humanity,

Diocese of Natal Creation Care and the Gospel Conference

Diocese of Natal Creation Care and the Gospel

Diocese of Natal hosted their one day conference at St Agnes (Kloof) to tackle issues faced up by locals especially after experiencing heavy storms in October last year which claimed

23 March: Sing

23 March: Sing

JoEmma Urena, United States “Singing makes me feel close and connected with everything. There is great joy and gladness in song, and part of me believes that’s because song brings us

15 March: Wash dishes wisely

15 March: Wash dishes wisely

David Junior, Mozambique “The Chokwe district has huge agricultural potential since it is crossed by the Limpopo river. In the past, this area supplied major markets of the country. But because

13 March: Re-use shower water to flush the toilet

13 March: Re-use shower water to flush the toilet

Bishop Ernesto, Mozambique “The effects of climate change are real in Mozambique, with historic flooding in the north a drought in the south. It is amazing how much a change in

12 March: Take shorter showers

12 March: Take shorter showers

Barbara Oosthuizen, South Africa “An ecological disaster such as running out of water affects us all–from the wealthiest to the poorest. For the first time, those who have always had easy

9 March: Adjust your thermostat

9 March: Adjust your thermostat

Diana Melo, Portugal “Climate change is increasing the periods of drought and heat waves. The increase in average air temperature and the heat waves are increasing the rate of diseases carried

8 March: Look beyond the power bill

8 March: Look beyond the power bill

Tia Banda, Malawi “Malawi depends largely on hydroelectric power for energy in both its industry and domestic uses. Persistent droughts and erratic rains caused by climate change have reduced water levels

7 March: Go renewable

7 March: Go renewable

Jamee Lee Callard, Australia “Coal mining in Australia presents both an environmental and social issue for local and national communities. Not only are towns uprooted when a mine first arrives, but

2 March: Eat less meat

2 March: Eat less meat

Kuzipa Nalwamba, Zambia “I began to think about how the animals we eat are treated in the slaughterhouses. I became vegan ten years ago as a result. I have increasingly become

1 March: Eat local and native

1 March: Eat local and native

Rhadhika Sri Paravastu, India “What strikes me most is that most farmers in my state are moving away from farming to pursue daily wage jobs as they do not have sufficient

28 February: Choose compassion

28 February: Choose compassion

Frank Molteno, South Africa “Factory farming causes billions of God’s creatures extreme pain and suffering every year. Factory farming is also a major driver of climate change and environmental degradation. God

27 February: Try organic

27 February: Try organic

Lasarus Ngube, Namibia “The Earth finds her beauty in trees, plants, and animals. Growing and planting them is clothing her in beauty. Growing plants, planting vegetables, and caring for animals is

26 February: Nurture nature

26 February: Nurture nature

Charles Bakolo , Malawi “In the past, the land was so fertile that we did not even need fertiliser twice to harvest something. What has changed? The land is still the

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25

The Lord God took Adam and Eve and put them in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded them, “You may freely

24 February: Recycle

24 February: Recycle

Julio Reis, Portugal “It hurts me to see the waste that flows down our rivers into the ocean, because we should be blessing God’s creation and making it flourish–not hiding all

23 February: Ditch Plastic

23 February: Ditch Plastic

Mncedisi Masuku, Swaziland “I saw a cow in the street eating a plastic bag. It broke my heart and I decided to organise a clean-up in my town Mbabane.”  Ditch plastic.

22 February: Put waste in its place

22 February: Put waste in its place

Sri Vani Yerramilli, San Francisco “Seeing trash in San Francisco is common. There aren’t sufficient trash cans available in certain areas. I have started the habit of taking my trash with

21 February: Reduce food waste

21 February: Reduce food waste

Daniel Blackman, USA “Food waste undermines food security. In America, for example, we waste an unimaginable amount of food. 40 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away

20 February: Make a list of items you waste

20 February: Make a list of items you waste

Tess Corkish, Australia “Australia is a country where we have an incredibly high quality of life, so we are so protected from the worst impacts of climate change. We are much

19 February: Use your own water bottle

19 February: Use your own water bottle

Jocina Manuel, Angola “Plastic litter is invading the sea. We see it floating. It is difficult to understand how the sea life survives in this. Even the children suffer from the

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18

And I brought you into a plentiful land to enjoy its fruits and its good things. But when you came in, you defiled my land and made my inheritance an

17 February: Commit

17 February: Commit

Jacynthia Murphy, New Zealand “There is a saying in my Māori culture that goes, ‘Ko te wai te ora ngā mea katoa,’ meaning ‘water is the life giver of all things.’

16 February: Connect

16 February: Connect

Azinwi Ngum Nkwah, Cameroon “Every day, I wake up to heaps of dirt around my neighbourhood emptying into the spring nearby and piles of plastic bottles in the gutters and farmlands.

15 February: Lament

15 February: Lament

Bishop Api, Fiji “Like every indigenous Fijian, I derive my identity and sense of belonging from the vanua (land). Today, the land to which I belong is in crisis. The source

Lenten Fast for Creation

Lenten Fast for Creation

We are delighted to share with you the Carbon Fast for Lent for 2018. During the  40 days of lent we have the opportunity to reflect on our lives and

Rain Water Harvesting in Swaziland

Rain Water Harvesting in Swaziland

The Diocese of Swaziland through assistance from its companions has embarked on rain water harvesting in two rural communities vulnerable to drought due to climate change. The project is a

Diocese of  Saldanha Bay : St Chad’s Table View plants trees at confirmation Service

Diocese of Saldanha Bay : St Chad’s Table

It was a joyous occasion on the 18 th November, Bishop Raphael of Saldanha Bay Diocese sealed our confirmation candidates with an indelible mark of confirmation. Sixteen young people in

Plant a confirmation tree continues: Baobab Mission Parish

Plant a confirmation tree continues: Baobab Mission Parish

The Diocesan Green Anglicans team of St. Mark the Evangelist continued their flagship program, Plant A Confirmation Tree- for the second time. The confirmation candidates plant a tree after the

Young Green Anglican attends African Youth Conference on Climate Change

Young Green Anglican attends African Youth Conference on

The African Youth Initiative on Climate change hosted its third African Youth Conference on Climate Change from October 24th-28th, 2017 in Nigeria, Abuja. A wonderful learning and networking opportunity for

COMPASS ROSE SOCIETY

COMPASS ROSE SOCIETY

Rev Rachel Mash was invited by the Anglican Communion Compass Rose Society to address their annual General Meeting. Her topic was Climate Change and the work of the Green Anglicans.

ANGLICAN SOLAR FARM PROJECT IS TAKING OFF IN MALAWI, ZAMBIA  AND BURUNDI

ANGLICAN SOLAR FARM PROJECT IS TAKING OFF IN

The Diocese of the Upper Shire in Malawi is embracing the Solar Farm project in partnership with Gigawatt global and the Interfaith Centre for Sustainable Development . Bishop Malasa  met

PORTUGUESE SPEAKING ANGLICANS FROM THREE CONTINENTS TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

PORTUGUESE SPEAKING ANGLICANS FROM THREE CONTINENTS TACKLE CLIMATE

Portuguese is the seventh most spoken language in the world, spoken by 193 million people (Brazil 207m, Mozambique 28m, Angola 21m, Portuguese speaking Anglicans from three continents gathered in Porto,

Hearing the cry of the Earth in Portugal

Hearing the cry of the Earth in Portugal

HEAR THE CRY OF THE  EARTH IN PORTUGAL The youth of the Lusitanian Church in Portugal held a workshop to look at Care for Creation. Rev Rachel Mash of Green

Diocese of Port Elizabeth’s Environmental Awareness Workshop

Diocese of Port Elizabeth’s Environmental Awareness Workshop

On Saturday 7 October 2017  , an Environmental Awareness Workshop was held int he Diocese of PE. This was open to all parishes and organisations for the Diocese. The speakers included: Dr

Archdeaconry of Molopo in K&K hosts a Green Family Weekend

Archdeaconry of Molopo in K&K hosts a Green Family

   The archdeaconry of Molopo  in the Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman, had their bi annual family weekend in Vryburg on the weekend of the 28th October 2017.  Teboho ‘Bino’ Makhalanyane representing

Blessing of Animals Service : St Georges Cathedral Cape Town

Blessing of Animals Service : St Georges Cathedral Cape Town

St Georges Cathedral celebrated the Feast Day of St. Francis on the 8th of October 2017 with a special service. With ques of dogs, cats, horses, parrots and a pony,

Crossword Puzzle: Care for Creation

Crossword Puzzle: Care for Creation

Fill in the crossword puzzle, according to their colour coded question By: Jenifer Brent – Church of Transfiguration Bellville (Diocese of Saldanha Bay)

St Margarets Eco Fair

St Margarets Eco Fair

ST MARGARETS ECO FAIR St Margaret’s Church in Parow, Diocese of Cape Town organized an Eco-Fair on the theme of Eco-justice. The Environmental Action Group  had a wonderful programme of

ECO CAMP DIOCESE OF CAPE TOWN

ECO CAMP DIOCESE OF CAPE TOWN

ECO CAMP  2017– “IT IS THIS GENERATION THAT CAN CHANGE THE WORLD” The Diocese of Cape Town YPM held an Eco-Camp in partnership with Green Anglicans. The venue was the

AWF Diocese of Khahlamba lights up Green

AWF Diocese of Khahlamba lights up Green

The Anglican Woman’s Fellow­ship of the Diocese of Khahlamba held its 4th annual conference at Palloti Farm in Queenstown from the 19th -20th August 2017. Ms Thulethu Ngudle and Mr

Plant a Confirmation tree at St. Mark the Evangelist

Plant a Confirmation tree at St. Mark the

The Diocese of St. Mark the Evangelist Green Anglicans team went an extra mile, to kick-start one of their programs titled Plant a Confirmation tree!  Where the bishop visits a

Young Anglicans of the Diocese of Libombos clean up Maputo 

Young Anglicans of the Diocese of Libombos clean

The Anglican youth of the Diocese of Libombos has developed actions to raise awareness in the communities as well as in the Municipality of Maputo (City), as the main objective

Mbabane River Clean up for Season of Creation in Swaziland

Mbabane River Clean up for Season of Creation

Mbabane River Clean-up Campaign in Swaziland for Season of Creation The Anglican Diocese of Swaziland and the Lutheran Church held a river clean-up campaign in Mbabane river on  16th September

International Coastal Clean up Day

International Coastal Clean up Day

International Coastal Cleanup September 16th, 2017 Every year thousands of tons of rubbish ends up in the oceans and 60% of that is plastic. Plastics last for a very long

Making the Link with Climate Change

Making the Link with Climate Change

MAKING THE LINK WITH  CLIMATE CHANGE The Diocese of Oxford (UK)  and the Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman are link Dioceses and held a Summit to build on the relationship

Eucharist on the Mountain

Eucharist on the Mountain

EUCHARIST ON THE MOUNTAIN To celebrate the start of Season of Creation and the World Day of Prayer for Creation, the Diocesan Environmental Group (Cape Town) held a beautiful Eucharist

Faith Leaders Environmental Advocacy Training

Faith Leaders Environmental Advocacy Training

I am Rev. JN Hanghome from the Diocese of Namibia, I was honoured to be part of Faith Leaders Environmental Advocacy training, held on the 25-27 July 2017 in Johannesburg.

World Day of Prayer for Creation

World Day of Prayer for Creation

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CREATION: THE POOR AND THE EARTH ARE CRYING OUT A wonderful event was held in Cape Town to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for

Season of Creation 2: Sepedi and Portuguese

Season of Creation 2: Sepedi and Portuguese

Sepedi Season of Creation 2   Tempo da Criação 2017

Diocese of Swaziland and African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church going Green

Diocese of Swaziland and African Methodist Episcopal (AME)

The young and children’s division of the Women’s Mission Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church: Young People’s Division (YDP) held its annual conference in Manzini (Labotsibeni AME church) on

Youth of the Diocese of Cape Town call for a paperless Synod

Youth of the Diocese of Cape Town call

YOUTH OF THE DIOCESE CALL FOR A PAPERLESS SYNOD The Diocese of Cape Town has just concluded their Diocesan Synod.  During the process they used enough paper to cut down

Season of Creation 5

Season of Creation 5

Season of Creation Five

WCC Eco School on Water, Food and Climate Change , Malawi

WCC Eco School on Water, Food and Climate

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Learning about Rubbish can be fun!

Learning about Rubbish can be fun!

LEARNING ABOUT RUBBISH CAN BE FUN! St Dominics Church in Hanover Park has been running a holiday club for many years to provide a safe space for children during the

Diocese of Christ the King – Renewing the Integrity of Creation

Diocese of Christ the King – Renewing the

DIOCESE OF CHRIST THE KING – RENEWING THE INTEGRITY OF CREATION The clergy of the Diocese of Christ the King – in Johannesburg South Africa gathered for an Environmental Workshop.

Peninsula Paddle – Taking back the waterways

Peninsula Paddle – Taking back the waterways

PENINSULA PADDLE – TAKING BACK THE WATERWAYS “The health of a City is seen in its waterways” – Kevin Winter, a member of Christ Church Kenilworth in Cape Town has

Gauteng Cluster Workshop

Gauteng Cluster Workshop

Green Anglicans hosted a cluster meeting/workshop for movers and shakers in the region of Gauteng.  Beginning Friday the 30th of June to the 1st of July, all the leaders gathered

67 Minutes for Mandela

67 Minutes for Mandela

67 Minutes for Mandela The 18th of July is Nelson Mandela’s Birthday and it has become a day when we take 67 minutes to do something for others. This year

Anglican Students Commit to  going green

Anglican Students Commit to going green

ANGLICAN STUDENTS COMMIT TO GOING GREEN The Anglican Students Provincial Conference took place in Mozambique and for the first time all six Countries  of ACSA (RSA, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola

Diocese of Mpumalanga Youth Conference

Diocese of Mpumalanga Youth Conference

The Diocese of Mpumalanga held is annual youth conference from the 6th -9th of July 2017 in Schoemansdal Mpumalanga. Made of three archdeaconaries the diocesan youth has quite a diverse

Sunday Schools celebrate World Environment Day

Sunday Schools celebrate World Environment Day

SUNDAY SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY WED was the buzz word among the Sunday School teachers of the Bellville and Maitland Archdeaconries as they went about planning and preparing for

GREEN ANGLICAN YOUTH EMBARK ON 450KM CYCLING MISSION

GREEN ANGLICAN YOUTH EMBARK ON 450KM CYCLING MISSION

The Anglican youth of the Diocese of Swaziland embarked on a 450 km challenge to raise environmental awareness around the country. They will be donating shoes, school uniforms and sanitary

GREEN ANGLICAN MORNING PRAYER WALK -Matlosane Youth

GREEN ANGLICAN MORNING PRAYER WALK -Matlosane Youth

Firstly, we would like to give thanks to Ncumisa Magadla who came all the way to join us for this particular event.  Starting at 06:30 in the morning, we opened

The Green Mothers Union-Diocese of Swaziland

The Green Mothers Union-Diocese of Swaziland

The Bishop of Swaziland launched an artwork for the Mothers Union where they will have to make mats using plastic waste to promote waste re-using and reduce waste being disposed

Air pollution kills more people than HIV

Air pollution kills more people than HIV

The Clergy of the Diocese of the Highveld gathered for an environmental workshop facilitated by the Rev Rachel Mash, and were shocked to hear about the impact of pollution on

Uncle Ryan connects children with nature

Uncle Ryan connects children with nature

“Uncle Rhino” connects Children to Nature  The Theme for World Environment Day 2017 was Connecting People to Nature and the Green Anglicans from Swaziland were certainly doing this! Mncedisi Masuku

Creation is not for Sale- Anglican and Lutheran youth come together in creation

Creation is not for Sale- Anglican and Lutheran

The Showe and Swaziland Circuits of the Lutheran Church Young adults’ league had a conference on the 3rd of June, 2017. The Lutheran Church celebrated its 500 years of reformation

Ryan the Rhino Training- Diocese of Pretoria

Ryan the Rhino Training- Diocese of Pretoria

Diocese of Pretoria Sunday School Training  The Diocese of Pretoria hosted a Sunday School Training on the 13 of May 2017 at Holy Trinity, Rustenburg. Blessed with showers, the day

West Coast Sunday School teachers go green

West Coast Sunday School teachers go green

WEST COAST SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS GOING GREEN! An enthusiastic group of Sunday teachers from the West Coast gathered at St Monica’s Vredenburg to learn about how to teach their children

New Materials for World Environment Day

New Materials for World Environment Day

The Theme for World Environment Day is Connect with Nature Please find some materials including a drama for youth: World Environment Day – Connect to nature

ASIA Mthatha plants a tree

ASIA Mthatha plants a tree

Mthatha Diocesan Servers (ASIA) held their 12th annual conference at St Matthews Parish, KwaLindile from the 27th -29th of April 2017. It was in this conference where Mr White addressed

The Wolfgat Nature reserve  hiking experience

The Wolfgat Nature reserve hiking experience

On Saturday the 29th of April 2017, Green Anglican hosted a hike at Wolfgat Nature reserve.  Beginning with an opening prayer, Rev Rachel Mash mentioned the importance of embracing, loving

Autumn Newsletter of Green Anglicans!

Please find the Autumn 2017 newsletter  here https://www.greenanglicans.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Newsletter-AUTUMNFinal.pdfNewsletter AUTUMNFinal

Autunm  News Letter, May 2017

Autunm News Letter, May 2017

Newsletter AUTUMNFinal

FAITH BASED CONSERVANCY LAUNCHED IN DURBAN

FAITH BASED CONSERVANCY LAUNCHED IN DURBAN

FAITH BASED CONSERVANCY LAUNCHED IN DURBAN Conservation KZN has many different types of Conservancies: urban, rural, farming, schools, residential estates, protected areas, coastal and even landfills. But history was made

A nuclear victory!

A nuclear victory!

BREAKING NEWS! The Western Cape High Court declares the nuclear deal with Russia unlawful and sets it aside. On the Eve of Freedom day and significantly on Chernobyl day Judge

A pilgrim bishop

A pilgrim bishop

A PILGRIM BISHOP When you are a pilgrim, you walk on the Earth, you walk with other people in community, you walk with yourself, and you walk towards God Bishop

The Diocese of Saldanha Bay in South Africa celebrated Earth Day with a Diocesan Youth Environmental Service

The Diocese of Saldanha Bay in South Africa

Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. In 1969 people first landed on the moon and saw the beautiful blue planet for

CARING FOR CREATION WITH A BRAND NEW BISHOP

CARING FOR CREATION WITH A BRAND NEW BISHOP The Diocese of Niassa in Northern Mozambique had a wonderful day of celebration as they welcomed their brand new Bishop, Dom Vicente

NO TO NUKES, NO TO CORRUPTION

NO TO NUKES AND NO TO CORRUPTION St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town was packed to capacity for a memorial service for the late Achmed Kathrada  affectionately known as Uncle

Lutherans and Anglicans join hands for a Green Swaziland

Lutherans and Anglicans join hands for a Green

The Lutheran Church and the Anglican Church (Isheshe) have joined forces for a greener Swaziland. Inspired by the Green Anglicans, the Lutherans have joined in the green movement and a

Swaziland Impacts of Drought and Church Response

Swaziland Impacts of Drought and Church Response

Situation Overview The Government of Swaziland declared a national drought disaster on 18 February 2016 in response to extended El Nino-induced drought conditions dating back to 2014. According to the

Share my wardrobe

Share my wardrobe

#greenanglicans #carbonfastforlent Clothing seems to have two different values, there are the “bargain “ clothes that we grab at sales or two for the price of one . And then

Water: A View from the Margins

Water: A View from the Margins

Dr. Andrew Leake The Anglican Church of South America “Send your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will get it back” (Ecclesiastes 11:1). Opening Prayer Jesus, you

Water is sacred – Archbishop Thabo speaks at

Good morning  New York! Good afternoon Cape Town. Good day everyone.  We are so glad you are with us, whether in St Georges Cathedral, the People’s Cathedral in Capetown, in

Clergy of Pretoria Diocese tackle Climate Change

Under the leadership of Bishop Allen Kannemeyer, the clergy of the Diocese of Pretoria are taking up the environmental challenge to care for Creation Rev Rachel Mash , Provincial Environmental

Christ Church’s green team mobilises to save the

  News of the threats to the Philippi Horticultural Area  and underlying Cape Flats Aquifer came to the attention of the Green Team of Christ Church, Constantia. They  approached the

AIM FOR ZERO WASTE

AIM FOR ZERO WASTE

When we read the story of the feeding of the five thousand we often focus on the miracle of feeding so many people with a few loaves and fishes. But

Say No to GMOS

Say No to GMOS

Love God, love thy neighbour When I think of corporate agriculture and genetically modified food, I remember my childhood in a poor, rural part of the US where my grandfather

Water Justice

Water Justice

Justice Today the challenge is to research a community who do not have access to clean water. This might be in your country or a nation overseas. During Lent, pray

Baptism by Water

Baptism by Water

Baptism by water Today we reflect on our baptism by water. It is symbolic that water is used for the sacrament by which we become part of the Christian family.

ASH WEDNESDAY

ASH WEDNESDAY

Repent and believe the good news! Ash Wednesday is a day to spend some time reflecting on how we have sinned against God, our neighbour and God’s creation. Begin your

The Archbishop of Cape Town says scrap the Nuclear deal

The Archbishop of Cape Town says scrap the

THE ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN SAYS SCRAP NUCLEAR PLANS The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, has appealed to the South African government to scrap plans

Ryan the Rhino visits the Archdeaconry of Paarl

Ryan the Rhino visits the Archdeaconry of Paarl

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 It is very difficult to forget habits

Anglicans say no to nukes

SOUTH AFRICAN ANGLICANS SAY  NO TO NUKES On the day of the  State of the Nation address, Green Anglicans joined the “Occupy the Bridge” action to protest the R1 Trillion

Archbishop Thabo Speaks out on Water Injustice

Archbishop Thabo Speaks out on Water Injustice

Archbishop Thabo speaks out on water injustice.   Archbishop Thabo Makgoba was the keynote speaker at the launch service of the “Just Water” campaign hosted by St Pauls Institute in

Bishop Margaret calls on Anglicans to take the lead in water crisis

Bishop Margaret calls on Anglicans to take the

BISHOP MARGARET CALLS ON ANGLICANS TO TAKE THE LEAD IN WATER CRISIS “Let us as Anglicans take the lead in showing Christian responsibility in the use of water” The Western

When someone walks into our churches, they must see a sacred place of God the Creator

When someone walks into our churches, they must

“When someone walks into our churches they must see a sacred place of God the Creator” Bishop Monument Challenges the Diocese of Zululand to care for the environment   The

Green Christmas Tips : 15 December 2016

Green Christmas Tips : 15 December 2016

                                      #GREENCHRISTMAS

Green Christmas Tips : 14 December 2016

                                      #GREENCHRISTMAS

The divestment movement is growing!

The divestment movement is growing!

DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS! 5 trillion dollars have already been Committed! Yesterday the Divest-Invest Campaign released its figures. The campaign to take money out of fossil fuels and to invest

Green Christmas Tips : 12 December 2016

Green Christmas Tips : 12 December 2016

                                      #GreenChristmas      

December 2016 Newsletter

December 2016 Newsletter

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Provincial Launch of St Mary Magdalene

Provincial Launch of St Mary Magdalene

  A prestigious historical event, the guild of St Mary Magdalene (MMG) was launched official as a provincial guild after decades of existence. Hosted from the 10th –  13th of

Church of the Province of Central Africa Green Church movement

Church of the Province of Central Africa Green

  On the 20th of October 2016 the Church of the province of central Africa held a 3 day environmental conference in Harare. With all the dioceses in Zimbabwe represented,

Bishops Unite for a Green Africa

BISHOPS UNITE FOR A GREEN AFRICA Archbishop Albert Chama calls for the Province to become Green and Clean. The Bishops of the Province of Central Africa (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and

Historic gathering of the Portuguese speaking Dioceses of

Historic gathering of the Portuguese speaking dioceses of Africa   Young people from three Portuguese speaking dioceses in Mozambique and Angola have this week taken part in an historic first

Swaziland is a winner!

Swaziland is a winner!

SWAZILAND IS A WINNER! The Diocese of Swaziland was awarded first prize by the Swaziland Environmental Authority during the Temvelo awards held at the 2016 Ezulwini Convention Centre. They were

Eco Fair at Christ Church, Constantia

Eco Fair at Christ Church, Constantia

ECOFAIR 2016 Christ Church, Constantia– Almost “done” by the weather! The wind – and the debate raged on on Friday afternoon, as traffic and trees were felled by gale force

Pride of Table Mountain

PRIDE OF TABLE MOUNTAIN Pride of Table Mountain is a wonderful organisation that for 20 years has been taking groups of young people and children onto the Mountain, to teach

Arocha: A camp in Nature with God

Arocha: A camp in Nature with God

AROCHA – CHRISTIANS IN CONSERVATION Arocha organized a wonderful camp at Zeekoeivlei Nature Reserve for 28 young people from various churches The programme was run by the Capetown Environmental Education

Celebrating St Francis Day – with Ryan the Rhino!

Celebrating St Francis Day – with Ryan the

CELEBRATING SAINT FRANCIS  – WITH RYAN THE RHINO St Francis Church in Ravensmead had a ten week programme with their Sunday School, celebrating the Season of Creation. This culminated in

Make profit , not a problem out of waste

Make profit , not a problem out of

MAKE PROFIT, NOT A PROBLEM – OUT OF WASTE   Swaziland Environment Authority has hosted a National Waste Indaba (discussion) for all the regions of Swaziland.  Mncedisi Masuku of the

Green Anglicans Ablaze!

Green Anglicans Ablaze!

GREEN ANGLICANS ABLAZE!! One thousand five hundred people gathered for the biannual Anglicans Ablaze in Cape Town. It was a wonderful chance for people from different Dioceses to discuss the

All Creatures Great and Small at St George’s Cathedral

All Creatures Great and Small at St George’s

All Creatures Great and Small at St George’s Cathedral Violet the cart horse led the procession as St George’s Cathedral in Capetown celebrated the feast of St Francis with the

Eco-Create Festival

Eco-Create Festival

St. Margaret’s Eco-create Festival   St. Margaret, Parow prides herself in being a parish that swims upstream. In this spirit of transformation and change we hosted an eco-festival on 24

ASF North West  and GBFS Free State  become earth keepers

ASF North West and GBFS Free State become

On the 10th of September 2016 Green Anglicans facilitated a workshop with Anglican Students Federation at Bokone Bophirima, Mahikeng University and from the 30th of September  to 2nd  of October

Season of Creation in Swaziland – Every believer should take care of water

Season of Creation in Swaziland – Every believer

THE WORLD IS OUR HOST – HELP CONSERVE WATER The Diocese of Swaziland hosted its Season of creation service in the open  under a tree in Manzini (one of the

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa opposes the expansion of nuclear energy

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa opposes the

“The nuclear procurement programme may be an albatross around the necks of our children, our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren” Archbishop Thabo Makgoba The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (South Africa,

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa votes to divest from fossil fuels

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa votes to

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Angola Mozambique and Namibia) passed a motion at their Provincial Synod to divest from fossil fuels. Following the Paris Climate

Diocese of George Youth Camp

Diocese of George Youth Camp

On the weekend of the 2-4 of September the Diocesan Youth Council had its camp, the youth from various part of George Diocese met at Rondevlei camp site, Green Anglicans

The Tree is a Symbol of Spiritual Life

The Tree is a Symbol of Spiritual Life

It was a day of great joy when Bishop Christopher Gregorowski visited Eluvukweni Church in Crossroads to confirm 16 young people. As a symbol of their spiritual growth they were

International Sunday School Day goes green

International Sunday School Day goes green

INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL DAY – GOING GREEN IN KENSINGTON International Sunday School day was a great day of celebration at Good Shepherd Church in Kensington (Diocese of Saldanha Bay) It

First Sunday of Season of Creation at St Monica’s

First Sunday of Season of Creation at St

The parish of St Monica, Kanana, Diocese of Matlosane started their Season of Creation with birdsong. Parishioners were surprised to be  welcomed by sounds of forest birdsong instead of a

Young Anglican woman addresses interfaith service in Catholic Cathedral!

Young Anglican woman addresses interfaith service in Catholic

World Day of Prayer for Creation 2016 marks the start of a global celebration of the World Day of Prayer for Creation, 1st of September. The Orthodox Church has long

We are killing God’s Creation, we are killing ourselves

We are killing God’s Creation, we are killing

WE ARE KILLING GOD’S CREATION, WE ARE KILLING OURSELVES   The Dioceses of Lebombos (Mozambique), Swaziland, St Mark the Evangelist and Mpumalanga gathered together for  a Green Anglicans Cluster meeting

Diocese of Free State Green Family Weekend

Diocese of Free State Green Family Weekend

  The Diocese of Free State celebrated their annual family weekend from the 26th to 28th of August 2016. With various environmental challenges facing province, including water shortages, the weekend

The Eland return to Cape Town after 200 years

The Eland return to Cape Town after 200

The worlds largest antelope have been gone for two centuries but they are back in Cape Town at Rondevlei Nature Reserve. Five young Eland have been reintroduced to the Cape

#Nuclear must fall , #renewables must rise

#Nuclear must fall , #renewables must rise

As a young person of faith , what does nuclear energy mean to me? Understanding Nuclear is not only about understanding these big scientific terms, but it needs to be

Anglican Students clean up a hospital in Namibia

Anglican Students clean up a hospital in Namibia

The Anglican Students of  Namibia Clean up a  Hospital The Anglican Students’ Federation in Namibia (ASFN) hosted their Regional Conference from the 07th-10th July 2016, at Windhoek Multipurpose Youth Center

Maitland Archdeaconry meets Ryan the Rhino

Maitland Archdeaconry meets Ryan the Rhino

The office of the Green Anglicans facilitated a training for Maitland archdeaconry Sunday school Superintendents on Saturday 30th July 2016 at St Chads, Table View. Children learn better at a

Preschoolers going wild for Creation in Swaziland

Preschoolers going wild for Creation in Swaziland

PRESCHOOLERS GOING WILD FOR CREATION IN SWAZILAND The Diocese of Swaziland partnered with the Swaziland Environmental Authority and Green Anglicans to run a workshop for Pre-school teachers using the manual

ST STEPHEN’S, PINELANDS CONFIRMATION 2016

ST STEPHEN’S, PINELANDS CONFIRMATION 2016

The 2016 group of confirmation candidates, including both adults and youth this year, are preparing for Confirmation on 26th August. Each confirmand received a chive plant to nurture for the duration

Season of Creation Four

Season of Creation Four

We are excited to share with you the latest Season of Creation Materials Season of Creation Four: Season of Creation Four

A green Christmas in July

A green Christmas in July

Green Christmas in July – St Philip the Deacon District 6 A truly special and memorable luncheon was held at St Philip the Deacon, D6 on Saturday 30th July attended

Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter

We are excited to share with you our latest news from across the Province   read more at Winter newsletter 2016

Tree planting at the Diocese of Umzimvubu’s Family day

Tree planting at the Diocese of Umzimvubu’s Family

                                                    For the first time

The Diocese of Matlosane to launch Archdeaconry Eco-Teams

The Diocese of Matlosane to launch Archdeaconry Eco-Teams

Matlosane Diocese goes green… It all began at a 5-days clergy Eco-Retreat held at Ramosa Nature Reserve in Zeerust. It was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Rachel Mash, ACSA Provincial

Swaziland – The Green Movement becomes a movement of the body of Christ

Swaziland – The Green Movement becomes a movement

The Diocese of Swaziland in Pigs Peak Parish hosted a Sport bonanza that had  members from all the  churches of the Swaziland Council of Churches umbrella body . These denominations

International Youth Discipleship and climate change conference: Zambia 2016

International Youth Discipleship and climate change conference: Zambia

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Environmental Network (Green Anglicans) together with the Anglican Province of Central Africa, will hosted 75 young participants on a week-long conference in Zambia. Beginning

Worshipping God under Matlosane skies

Worshipping God under Matlosane skies

ECO RETREAT – DIOCESE OF MATLOSANE Over forty clergy from the Diocese of Matlosane gathered for a retreat with a difference. This year Bishop Steve Diseko decided to hold an

KZN “Green Cluster” workshop

KZN “Green Cluster” workshop

Four Dioceses gathered with the provincial structure at Glenrock Game and trout from Friday the 1st to 2nd     2016 for a workshop/strategic planning, even though it was freezing cold we managed

A jornada de limpeza – Clean up Day!

A jornada de limpeza – Clean up Day!

The Youth of Maputo had  a Cleaning Day on KaTembe Beach on the 25th of June. It was based on the theme: conservation of heritage that God has given us.(A

Diocese of George priorities Care for Creation

Diocese of George priorities Care for Creation

The Anglican Diocese of George , passes a motion under rural ministry to encourage good stewardship in the diocese. Motion on Creation and the Environment Principle/ Background: WHEREAS our Planet

ASF takes the green route

ASF takes the green route

The Green Anglicans partnered with the Anglican Students’ Federation for the success of their 56 th annual conference which took place on 26 June – 01 July 2016 at the beautiful game

African Leaders hear the cry of the Small Island States

African Leaders hear the cry of the Small

Anglican Leaders hear the cry of the Small Island States Bishop Mzamane Diocese of Mthatha (South Africa) and Esther Kazilimani Pale from Diocese of Lebombos (Mozambique) are among the leaders

New Sunday School Material on Caring for Creation in Portuguese

New Sunday School Material on Caring for Creation

Ryan the Rhino has become loved throughout the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. This is a ten week manual which  teaches Sunday School children to care for Creation in fun,

The Green Movement crosses denominational barriers in Swaziland.

The Green Movement crosses denominational barriers in Swaziland.

On Sunday 26th of June a historic service was hosted by Mbabane Parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Southern Africa, Eastern Diocese, Swaziland circuit. The Young Green Anglicans last

Youth Day – Young People lead the struggle for the Environment

Youth Day – Young People lead the struggle

In 1976 the protests were led by young people. Now young people are taking up the challenge of environmental degradation and climate change and taking back their future. KwaMsindisi Anglican

Diocese of Saldanha Bay  pledges for the environment

Diocese of Saldanha Bay pledges for the environment

On World Environmental Day, the Diocese of Saldanha Bay sent out pledge forms to their parish’s to sign up on being agents of change for our environment.  In a form

Diocese of Grahamstown commits to care for creation

Diocese of Grahamstown commits to care for creation

The Diocese of Grahamstown agreed and passed a resolution on their 67th Synod to  make a priority of care for creation . This Diocese, believes that God’s creation is holy,

Earth Festival 4th June 2016 : All Saints Belhar

Earth Festival 4th June 2016 : All Saints

World Environmental Day Celebrations took place in various locations across the globe on the 4/5th of June 2016, and we couldn’t miss that by chance. Green Anglicans with the Diocese

ST STEPHENS IS A GREEN CHURCH! Diocese of Port Elizabeth

ST STEPHENS IS A GREEN CHURCH! Diocese of

A cheerful group of Servers & AYF (Anglican Youth Fellowship) from St Stephens Church in New Brighton Port Elizabeth , dared the cold weather on Friday, 3 June, in celebration

GREEN IS A SOLUTION, MAKE IT A RESOLUTION- Diocese of Umzimvubu

GREEN IS A SOLUTION, MAKE IT A RESOLUTION-

The Diocese of Umzimvubu, Clydesdale Archdeaconry, Christ the King Parish celebrated their Environment Day in an event full of activities but what was most special was the Clean Up outreach

GROWING GREEN EVANGELISTS!

GROWING GREEN EVANGELISTS!

Diocesan Coordinators met with key ‘movers and shakers’ from the Diocese of Lesotho and the Diocese of Free State at the beautiful Diocesan Centre of St Augustines. The goal of

World Environment Day: June 5

World Environment Day: June 5

World Environment Day is a global day set aside to grow and encourage global awareness and action on care for creation.  In Genesis 15:2 God gave us a mandate to

Nuclear will cost the Earth

Nuclear will cost the Earth

          We have an electricity crisis. One out of every four families in South Africa do not have access to electricity. Children cannot study, parents cannot

Message from the New Anglican Communion Environmental Network Chairperson: Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya

Message from the New Anglican Communion Environmental Network

Bishop  of Swaziland Ellinah Wamukoya is the first Anglican Women Bishop in Africa.  She was appointed  as the Chairperson of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network at the Anglican Consultative Council 16

Meet Mel: Environmental Lay Canon for the Diocese of Port Elizabeth

Meet Mel: Environmental Lay Canon for the Diocese

She could be the youngest Canon in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and she is joining the environmental ministry in the Diocese of Port Elizabeth. Canon Melissa Awu is the

When Purple goes green

When Purple goes green

WHEN PURPLE GOES GREEN In growing the Green Movement in the Anglican Church, when Bishops become involved in a hands-on way , it is inspiring to their followers. Bishop Cleophas

CLERGY HEAR THE CALL OF THE FIFTH MARK OF MISSION

CLERGY HEAR THE CALL OF THE FIFTH MARK

A vibrant clergy conference was held at St Bede’s Mthatha on the 2nd of May. Almost one hundred people, over 80 clergy gathered to discuss the Mission to care for

THE SPIRIT OF GREEN ANGLICANS IS TAKING ROOT IN MALAWI!

THE SPIRIT OF GREEN ANGLICANS IS TAKING ROOT

Following the Lusaka Young Green Anglicans conference, the delegates moved into action fast! They called a National Meeting whereby all Diocesan Youth Chaplains from the four Dioceses namely SouthernMalawi, Upper

GOING GREEN IN GRAHAMSTOWN!

GOING GREEN IN GRAHAMSTOWN!

Forty five members of the three Dioceses of Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and Khahlamba Diocese met for an Environmental Conference held at the College of the Transfiguration in Grahamstown. Rev Rachel

CELEBRATING EARTH DAY

CELEBRATING EARTH DAY

45 young people from different churches around Capetown celebrated Earth Day by hiking on the Beautiful Lions head. We started the hike with a reading from Psalm 24: “The Earth

Green Anglicans blessed by Archbishop of Central

Green Anglicans blessed by Archbishop of Central

Young Green Anglicans from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimb abwe wereblessed by Archbishop Chama, (Archbishop of Central Africa) and Bishop Bill Mchombo (East Zambia).

The Archbishop of Canterbury gives his Presidential address

The Archbishop of Canterbury gives his Presidential address at ACC 16. He highlights Climate change and interreligious violence as the two biggest challenges of our day Anglican Comms

Praising God  at Victoria Falls!

Praising God at Victoria Falls!

Praising God for His marvellous Creation at Victoria Falls! Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. Psalm 42

ACC 16 Opening Service

ACC 16 Opening Service

A wonderful opening Eucharist at ACC in Lusaka, Zambia with the Archbishop of Canterbury preaching.”The higher the tree grows, the more likely that it will need deep roots because when

IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER

IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER

At the final day of the Lusaka Green Anglicans Conference, the young people , gathered from nine Southern African Countries have begun to form a network for change. Naomi Foxwood

The Archbishop of Canterbury is going Green!

The Archbishop of Canterbury is going Green!

The Archbishop of Canterbury visited the Green Anglicans conference in Lusaka for over two hours this afternoon. The Young People made presentations on the Environmental Challenges they face in Southern

BUILDING YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE ON FIRE FOR GOD AND WHO HONOUR CREATION

BUILDING YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE ON FIRE FOR

Day Two : Lusaka Green Anglicans Conference. We began to look at our response to the environmental challenges we face. Advocacy is the method by which we challenge ourselves and

Green Anglicans Youth Conference started

Green Anglicans Youth Conference started

The Green Anglicans conference in Lusaka started today. We enjoyed a vibrant Eucharist service with a sermon by Canon John Kafwanka from the Anglican Communion office, who shared about the

Green Anglicans ya Pitori

Green Anglicans ya Pitori

The Green Anglican event was held at All Saints Anglican Church- Ledig in Rustenburg on the 30th of April 2016. The main purpose of this event was to celebrate and honor

International Youth Discipleship and climate change conference : Zambia 2016

International Youth Discipleship and climate change conference :

  The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s Environmental Network (Green Anglicans) together with the Anglican Province of Central Africa, will host 75 young participants on a week-long conference in Zambia.

Going Green in the Western Cape

Going Green in the Western Cape

Going Green in the Western Cape The Environmental Coordinators of the western Cape Dioceses – Capetown, Saldanha Bay and False bay, together with key youth leaders met together to plan

St Cyprians School celebrates the Water of Life

St Cyprians School celebrates the Water of Life

  St Cyprians Anglican School in Capetown had water as their theme for Lent this year. Lent started off with an Ash Wednesday service led by Rev Rachel Mash. She

Bishop Ellinah Speaks out on Climate Change and the Church

Bishop Ellinah Speaks out on Climate Change and

Bishop Ellinah  on Climate Change Climate change and the church Care of creation and justice should be at the centre of work for the Church on climate change.  The Bible

Celebrating Earthkeepers day

Celebrating Earthkeepers day

Bishop Geoff Davies, our Green Bishop, and Kate Davies led a service in the Kalk Bay Mountains in Cape Town on the Saturday of the Earth Keeper Day weekend. Kate

Clean up in Maputo

The Anglican Youth of Saint Parpetua de Mavalane had a Clean up day and collection of waste as part of the Active Citizenship Campaign launched by Anglican Youth of Southern

Manzini Parish plants trees : Diocese of Swaziland

Manzini Parish plants trees : Diocese of Swaziland

The 2nd of March 2016 was a historic day in Manzini Parish, Mathanda when members of the church decided to have a short service under the marula tree which is

Ash Wednesday Climate Justice Forum: Anglican Church of Australia

Ash Wednesday Climate Justice Forum: Anglican Church of

  Anglican Alliance and the Anglican Board of Mission Australia held a Young Anglican Forum which form part of ‘Life in Abundance” – An Anglican Conference on Mission & Evangelism

GOING GREEN IN THE EASTERN CAPE

GOING GREEN IN THE EASTERN CAPE

Green Anglicans has been quite busy in the Eastern Cape, making presentations to youth conferences in most of the Eastern Cape Dioceses. Now it is time to look at how to

20th February:  Share a vegetarian meal between friends

One of the ways to lessen your footprint on the earth is to include more Vegetarian or vegan food in your diet. If you aren’t used to cooking vegetarian food,

Earth Keeper Day/Green Valentine : Diocese of Swaziland

Earth Keeper Day/Green Valentine : Diocese of Swaziland

The Anglican youth of Hlathikhulu Parish in the Diocese of Swaziland had a Green Valentine weekend. They arrived Friday 12, 2016 at St Mary’s where they held a sleep over

Mothers Union Ban Styrofoam

Mothers Union Ban Styrofoam

MOTHERS UNION BAN STYROFOAM! The Mothers Union Provincial Council held their historic 50th Council meeting in Maseru, Lesotho from the 9th to the 13th of December  2015. One of the

ARE YOU PREPARED TO SAVE THE EARTH?

ARE YOU PREPARED TO SAVE THE EARTH?

ARE YOU PREPARED TO SAVE THE EARTH??   Christ the Mediatior Parish in Portlands, Mitchells Plain was abuzz on Sunday morning! The Church was having Back to School Sunday and

MOBILIZING YOUR DIOCESE

MOBILIZING YOUR DIOCESE

MOBILISING YOUR DIOCESE                       The Environmental Coordinators together with key young Environmentalists attended a cluster meeting in Benoni, to look

Eucharist in the Wetlands

Eucharist in the Wetlands

EUCHARIST IN THE WETLANDS In celebration of World Wetlands day, a group of intrepid worshippers joined Fr Bob Commin in a “walking” Eucharist through the wetlands of Glencairn Valley. We

LEAVE  ONLY YOUR FOOTPRINTS

LEAVE ONLY YOUR FOOTPRINTS

LEAVE ONLY YOUR FOOTPRINTS   Forty four youth (and recycled youth!) joined the first Green Anglicans hike of the year. It is always great to start the year off with

A Carbon fast for Lent

A Carbon fast for Lent

What is a carbon fast for Lent? For Anglicans, Catholics and many others, Lent is the time when we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, facing

Diocese of Free State AYM at Golden Gate

Diocese of Free State AYM at Golden Gate

The Anglican Youth Ministries in the Diocese of Free State had an AYM Camp , which took place from the 1 till 4 December 2015 at Golden Gate Wilgenhof Environmental

Green Valentines for the Diocese of Swaziland

Green Valentines for the Diocese of Swaziland

The Diocese of Swaziland is putting a twist to this year’s Valentine’s Day. Working with Hlathikhulu Parish located in the far south of the Diocese they have started a vegetable

Young Green Anglicans, Diocese of Pretoria

Young Green Anglicans, Diocese of Pretoria

  The young people of the diocese of Pretoria met at St James Soshanguvhe for an environmental day. Starting with a clean-up, the young people went around the local school

A Green Christmas for Gogo Daizy in Swaziland

A Green Christmas for Gogo Daizy in Swaziland

A Green Christmas for Gogo Daisy in Swaziland   As the members of Bolomehluko a Social development focussed group, we decided to spend our Christmas day with Gogo Daizy who

Diocese of Swaziland  – Young Green Anglicans

Diocese of Swaziland – Young Green Anglicans

The Young people of the Diocese of Swaziland held a four day conference as other Dioceses used to do previously. Beginning on the 10th of December 2015 the Diocesan youth

The Lesotho Anglican Youth Federation (LAYF) is going greeeeen!

The Lesotho Anglican Youth Federation (LAYF) is going

LESOTHO DIOCESAN YOUTH LAYF GOING GREEEEEEN! The Diocesan Youth of Lesotho gathered in Quting for their annual Youth Conference. A large and very vibrant group of  some three hundred young

Mothers Union – What kind of world do we want to leave our children?

Mothers Union – What kind of world do

MOTHERS UNION –  “WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO WE WANT TO LEAVE FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN?” A vibrant conference was held of the Provincial Mothers Union of the Anglican Church of

Queenstown going Green!

 Green Anglican Day Workshop  – Diocese of Khahlamba Bonginkosi White, Green Anglicans Coordinator for the Diocese of Mthatha visited the Diocese of Khahlamba for a one day Environmental Conference for

St Agnes and St Mary’s Diocese of Johannesburg

The Diocese of Johannesburg St Mary and St Agnes Guild hosted their annual Conference from the 27th-29th November 2015. The conference was held at St Barnabas College in Bosmont. The

Diocese of Natal Environment workshop

Diocese of Natal Environment workshop

          The Diocese of Natal’s annual environment workshop which takes place during the first week of November took place on 7 November.  A few bursaries were

The Anglican Students Federation Chaplaincy conference

The Anglican Students Federation Chaplaincy conference

The Anglican Students Federation hosted their annual chaplaincy conference in Benoni, Gauteng. With “Obedience to God commands” as the theme for the conference, it was important to pay attention to

Green Care for Creation Fair

Green Care for Creation Fair

Christchurch, Kenilworth in Cape Town was the scene of  great activity  and creativity over the last weekend of October. On the Friday evening a wonderful variety of stalls selling fresh,

Following in the footsteps of God – the

  Several Churches have taken up the challenge of starting gardens on Church land. St Michaels in Harare has a vegetable garden running at St Michaels School in Harare. Several

Religious leaders must read their Scriptures – Dr Kumi Naidoo, International Director Greenpeace

Religious leaders must read their Scriptures – Dr

  Dr Kumi Naidoo addressed faith leaders and interested citizens at a workshop in Cape Town on the topic : preparing ourselves for the 22nd Century “We must come to

Archdeaconry of Bellville has committed to the Environmental ministry

Archdeaconry of Bellville has committed to the Environmental

On the 17th October 2015 the archdeaconry of Bellville hosted environmental workshop at St Faith parish in Epping. It was opened and inspired by vibrant, green archdeacon Ven. Andrew Wyngaard

WOMEN NURTURING MOTHER EARTH

WOMEN NURTURING MOTHER EARTH FOR GENERATIONS TO COME The Anglican Women’s Fellowship of Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Phillipi, Nyanga East, Langa & Mfuleni, gathered at St Mary Magdalene Church in Gugulethu for

The Archdeaconry of Holy Cross, Mzimvubu looks at the “Importance of our environment”

The Archdeaconry of Holy Cross, Mzimvubu looks at

Throughout the conference, the 12th of September 2015 focused on the environmental talks as Christians, which green Anglicans were invited to host this program. Michelle Sheyi and Sibusisiwe Shezi (Green Anglican interns)

AYSA DIOCESE OF UMZIMVUBU CONFERENCE

AYSA DIOCESE OF UMZIMVUBU CONFERENCE

The Anglican Youth of the Diocese of Mzimvubu had their annual conference  at KwaMzizi, All Saints Parish,  on the 2-4 October 2015. The theme for the conference was extracted from Leviticus 6:12- 13

Diocese of K&K Youth ACTing on environmental issues

Diocese of K&K Youth ACTing on environmental issues

Transforming the Diocese’s that care’s for all into Diocese that care’s for God’s creation Guided by the fifth Mark of mission members of the Anglican Communion Environment network strive to safeguard the

DYG Grahamstown CONFERENCE – Growing Environmental Ministry

DYG Grahamstown CONFERENCE – Growing Environmental Ministry

The diocese of Grahamstown Youth Guild hosted their Bi-annual conference on the 03-05 October 2015. The conference was held in St Augustine’s Parish  situated in Joza, Grahamstown.  Eleven Archdeaconries attended the conference which

Young Green Anglicans of Namibia

Young Green Anglicans of Namibia

  The Anglican youth southern region of the diocese of Namibia held their annual conference on the 2nd -4th of October 2015 in Luderitz.  Arriving early morning on Friday the

The Bishop of Saldanha Bay challenges the rampant and callous exploitation of the world

The Bishop of Saldanha Bay challenges the rampant

At the Diocesan Synod of the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, Bishop Raphael Hess address the challenge of exploitation of the Earth’s natural resources. “We certainly can see this ideology of

Diocese of Capetown commits to Stewardship of our Waste!

Diocese of Capetown commits to Stewardship of our

The Diocese of Capetown launched their stewardship campaign at St Georges Cathedral on St Francis Day. Often we think in terms of stewardship campaigns as focussing only on money, but

St Francis – A young man on a mission

St Francis – A young man on a

A group of intrepid youth (with some “recycled youth”) braved a chilly wet St Francis Day to climb Echo Valley above False Bay coast, to celebrate St Francis Day –

Protecting our Environmental Heritage

Protecting our Environmental Heritage

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL HERITAGE – IN ST BERNARD MIZEKI (PAARL) On the 24th of September the Youth from St Bernard Mizeki changed what is usually a  heritage day/braai day to

AYF Diocese of Port Elizabeth

AYF Diocese of Port Elizabeth

The Anglican Youth Fellowship of the Diocese of Port Elizabeth held their annual diocesan conference on the 18th – 19th of September 2015. Structured to suit the very young group

St Cyprians School- “we are the generation to make a difference”

St Cyprians School- “we are the generation to

ST CYPRIANS SCHOOL – WE WANT TO BE THE GENERATION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE   “We want to be the generation to make a difference”. That’s what 10 year Tia

Church Under the Trees at St James, Ladybrand

Church Under the Trees at St James, Ladybrand

Church Under The Tree (CUT)  St James Church in Ladybrand has started an outreach ministry for car guards in the town. This grew out of a weekly fellowship group in

Launching Season of Creation

Launching Season of Creation

Launch of Season of Creation at Christ the Mediator – Westridge Church of the Mediator launched their Season of Creation with a beautiful service on Stewardship. The liturgical dancers led

Diocese of George AYF commits to Environmental Ministry

Diocese of George AYF commits to Environmental Ministry

The Anglican Youth Fellowship from the Diocese of George held their annual youth conference KwaNonqaba, Mossell Bay on the 11-13 of September 2015. With an awareness aim, the conference commenced

Diocese of Saldanha Bay commits to hearing the cry of the Earth

Diocese of Saldanha Bay commits to hearing the

    At their recent Synod, the Diocese of Saldanha Bay passed the following environmental resolution. WHEREAS our Planet Earth has in recent decades suffered the environmental impact of: over-consumption,

AYM CAMP DIOCESE OF FALSE BAY

AYM CAMP DIOCESE OF FALSE BAY

The Diocese of False Bay Anglican Youth Ministry (AYM) opened the youth month with a very vibrant and fruitful camp. Green Anglicans was part of the camp which was held

Pride of Table Mountain : Khayelitsha Sunday School hike Table Mountain

Pride of Table Mountain : Khayelitsha Sunday School

On Saturday the 29 of August 2015, forty one Sunday School children from the Diocese of False Bay churches’ St Peter’s Khayelitsha, St Michael Harare, and St Francis Mandela Park

Green Talent Show Winner’s : Inter-diocesan Green Carnival

Green Talent Show Winner’s : Inter-diocesan Green Carnival

  The Anglican Interdiocesan Carnival that was held in St Aiden’s included talent completion. On that day there were quite a few performances, even though they were few but all of

Mandela Day, 67 minutes clean-up in Nyanga

Mandela Day, 67 minutes clean-up in Nyanga

            On a very cold Saturday morning, on Madiba’s birthday (18 July 2015), Archbishop Thabo Makgoba partnering with Holy Cross Nyanga and Green Anglicans honoured the

Web of life,  Huh? Diocese of Johannesburg Clergy figure it out

Web of life, Huh? Diocese of Johannesburg Clergy

Bishop Steve Moreo of the Diocese of Johannesburg hosted a clergy day on the 4th of August 2015. One of the main subjects for the day was to enlighten all

Let there be stuff youth weekend

Let there be stuff youth weekend

The Johannesburg Anglican Environmental Initiative (JAEI) with the Green Anglican’s are hosting an environmental camp for young Green Anglican leaders across the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Working under the

G/BFS Diocese of Mbashe brighten the rural

G/BFS Diocese of Mbashe brighten the rural

The Diocese of Mbashe held their annual Girls Bafana Friends Society (G/BFS) conference at St Marks Collegiate, Cofimvaba. The weekend conference had a tight program which included greening the conference. 

Youth Material

Youth Materials World Environment Day 2015

GOING GREEN IN NAMAQUALAND

GOING GREEN IN NAMAQUALAND

FROM MAINTENANCE TO MISSION   As the parish family of St. Augustine’s – Okiep, we are very grateful for the wonderful, inspired and creative workshop done by the Team of

PROUD GREEN ANGLICANS IN UKHAHLAMBA

PROUD GREEN ANGLICANS IN UKHAHLAMBA

              Anglican Youth Gather in Sada for 2nd bio Conference of Ukhahlamba   The Diocesan Youth Guild of Khahlamba Diocese hosted their 2nd elective

How lovely on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good news

How lovely on the mountain are the feet

How beautiful on the Mountain are the feet of those bringing good news!   Young Green Anglicans climbed to the very top of Table Mountain. It was a hard walk

Siyakhana Children’s Home – Diocese of Mbashe

Siyakhana Children’s Home – Diocese of Mbashe

Green Anglicans  was in the Diocese of Mbashe in Eastern Cape from the 4th  -6th of June for a Young Green Anglicans Summit. We had arranged time to visit Siyakhana

SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKSHOP DIOCESE OF FREE STATE

SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKSHOP DIOCESE OF FREE STATE

  The Youth workers of the Diocese of the Free State, Bino Makhalenyane and Thapelo Mabule organized a wonderful workshop for the Sunday School teachers and St Agnes leaders of

Young Green Anglicans clean up the beach in Maputo, Mozambique

Young Green Anglicans clean up the beach in

“Cleaning the city, is renewing the environment” In the context of defining new prospects for evangelization and world environment day celebration, the Anglican Youth of Maputo held last Saturday, June

THE YOUNG HIPPOS OF ST AUGUSTINE’S

THE YOUNG HIPPOS OF ST AUGUSTINE’S

It was May the 22nd when the Sunday school bible class of St Augustine’s of Hippo from Lotus River went on a camp. The camp was Organised by Green Anglicans

The Clergy of the Diocese of Cape Town

Day of Fasting and Prayer for the Climate   At their recent Bishop’s forum the clergy of the Diocese unanimously agreed to put aside the first day of each month

YOUNG GREEN ANGLICANS OF SALDANHA BAY

YOUNG GREEN ANGLICANS OF SALDANHA BAY

Rev Makhosini conducted a workshop and retreat for young people in the Diocese of Saldanha Bay. He shared life skills with the young people from a theme from the book

Mbashe AYF Launches Environmental Project& Youth  Summit

Mbashe AYF Launches Environmental Project& Youth Summit

On World Environment Day, 5th of June 2015  the Anglican Youth Fellowship of the Diocese of Mbashe hosted an environmental workshop in pursue of their aim to be “young green

Young Green Anglicans Newsletter

We are proud to share with you our latest Newsletter focussing on the work of young people in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.youth 2015

INTERDIOCESAN GREEN CARNIVAL

INTERDIOCESAN GREEN CARNIVAL

INTERDIOCESAN GREEN CARNIVAL The three Dioceses of the Western Cape held their first ever Green Carnival to celebrate World Environment Day on the  5th of June. The theme for the

Diocese of Lebombo- Sunday School children caring for Creation!

Diocese of Lebombo- Sunday School children caring for

DIOCESE OF LEBOMBO – SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN LEARNING TO CARE FOR CREATION   Diocese of Lebombo, Mozambique: Sunday School Teacher are engaged in teaching children how to care for creation.

Youth Materials for World Environment Day

Youth Materials for World Environment Day

  We would like to share with you some materials for World Environment Day. You might like to use them on Sun 7th of June or for your youth service

Caring for Creation at Confirmation Camp

Caring for Creation at Confirmation Camp

The Confirmation candidates of two of South Africa’s best known Anglican schools – Bishops and St Cyprians gathered at Mizpah centre for their confirmation retreat. In this beautiful setting they

The College of the Transfiguration is going Green!

The College of the Transfiguration is going Green!

The College of the Transfiguration is the only provincial residential college of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Under the leadership of the new rector Revd Dr Vicentia Kgabe, the

Namibia – “Hope and optimism in spite of present drought”

Namibia – “Hope and optimism in spite of

    The Namibian Diocesan Environmental Conference took place at convent of the Holy Family at Onekwaya, about as far to the north of Namibia as you can get! We

Western Cape Regional Anglicans Ablaze

Western Cape Regional Anglicans Ablaze

Green Anglicans was invited to the Western Cape Anglicans Ablaze on the 02 May 2015 to enlighten people about environmental challenges facing Western Cape  as a province and how the church can

Diocese with a Green difference

Diocese with a Green difference

They refer to the Diocese as the diocese with a difference and we indeed saw them striving for change. The Anglican Diocese of Mthatha held their first environmental conference on

Beating the drum for climate justice

Beating the drum for climate justice

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba On this Good Friday, we reflect on the meaning of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. Our view of salvation has often focused on our individual souls and

Earth Hour Celebrations at All Saints

Earth Hour Celebrations at All Saints

The Green Saints an environmental group from All Saints Landsowne celebrated Earth Hour on the 28th of March.  The evening service had a great turn out with visitors from other

St John’s Walmer, Port Elizabeth held an e-waste collection

St John’s Walmer, Port Elizabeth held an e-waste

St John’s Walmer in the Diocese of Port Elizabeth held their first parish E- waste collection on the 21 of March 2015.  Tim Douglas-Jones who was part of this nature-

Earth Hour Day!

Earth Hour Day!

Earth Hour started in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. We have grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. Earth Hour is on

The Day the Hippos came to Church

The Day the Hippos came to Church

A group of us gathered in His name on the morning of Saturday, 7th March, at Rondevlei Nature Reserve.  This was Vlei Church – an opportunity for “a meditative encounter

Free State Diocesan Sunday School plants a tree

  Planting trees in your neighbourhood really is one of the best things one can do for the local environment and for the planet. It’s no secret that trees help

River Church : hearing the voice of God in Creation

River Church : hearing the voice of God

“The River of God is full of water” Psalm 65:90 Thirty people joined the Diocesan Environmental Group for a meditative walk with Jesus along the Upper Liesbeek River.  We listened