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Some resources to help educate your congregation and youth groups on environmental issues

Corona Virus Resources

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Some useful tips for battling the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Liturgical Resources

World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5 June every year and is a global day for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues such as marine pollution, air pollution and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. World Environment Day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually.

World Water Day

World Water Day is an annual day always on 22 March that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The first World Water Day, designated by the United Nations, was in 1993. Each year many countries celebrate World Water Day. As Christians we celebrate the sacredness of water (for we were baptised by water) and the call to water justice.

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Season of Creation

Season of Creation is a season in the year when we focus on God the Creator and what we learn from the Bible about God’s call to care for Creation.  The Anglican Church of Southern Africa adopted the Season of Creation in 2012 and we produce yearly materials. SOC 1- 6 are thematic (themes such as water, climate change, land etc) and we are now producing A, B, and C to tie in the with the lectionary readings.

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Season of Creation Year A

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Season of Creation Season 1

Season of Creation 1

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Season of Creation Season 2

Season of Creation 2

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Season of Creation Season 3

Season of Creation 3

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Season of Creation Season 4

Season of Creation 4

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Season of Creation Season 5

Season of Creation 5

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Season of Creation Season 6

Season of Creation 6

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Season of Creation Season 7

Season of Creation 7

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Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Inspired by the first view of the ‘blue planet’ from space, it was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated in more than 193 countries.

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Youth & Children

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World Water Day

On the 22 March we celebrate World Water Day. Water is a precious resource that is sacred to our faith and essential to our wellbeing. Access to water is the right of everyone and so we need to care for it on behalf of all people. Click the links below to download the PDF’s for the programme:
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Care for Creation

Care for Creation is a manual for youth leaders with interactive sessions looking at the theology and practical responses to caring for Creation.

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Ryan the Rhino

Ryan the Rhino is a manual for Sunday School teachers looking at the story of Creation and how we can practically make a difference in caring for creation.

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day material for youth. Some materials prepared for young people for World Environment Day services, with dramas and other activities.

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Lent Programmes

What is Lent and why does it last forty days?

 
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.” The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.
Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection. Courtesy of http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/what-is-lent-and-why-does-it-last-forty-days

We at Green Anglicans have put some devotions and reflections together in helping you to focus on specific topics that are affecting environment during the Lenten period.

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