Category Archives: Ecology & Environment

Sustainable Fashion

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We were not made to find pleasure and identity in consumption. Instead, God made us all in his image and entrusted us with his creation; every individual has value and deserves quality of life, and we have the responsibility to both enjoy and steward the Earth. However, the dominant culture of the fashion industry does […]

In defence of materiality

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We affirm that the digital world opens new horizons for people. There is a risk that this places a premium on the immaterial and transient. Parisian thinker, Paul Virilio, warns that such a trend can volatize the real and obliterate lived experience. Much thinking in the West undervalues materiality – by promoting disposability. We should […]

A rural idyll under threat?

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We affirm the dignity of the created order and the responsibility of humans to have dominion over it. However we notice that some regard the countryside solely as an instrument for their pleasure without reference to either the habitat, nor to the rural community who nurture the land. This may result in roads clogged with […]

The Scourge of Famine

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We affirm; God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed bearing plants and trees on the land.’ However; the exploitation of forest across Sub Sahara Africa is causing permanent drought stricken damage for people, animals, and eco systems. The absence of forest reduces vapour laden clouds. Therefore long term action is a necessity to counter […]

Biodiversity Matters!

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We affirm that biodiversity reflects God’s creativity, wisdom and character and has value independently of its usefulness to humanity. However, we live in an age where human behaviour is driving many species towards extinction, through over-consumption, pollution, habitat destruction, and the inappropriate use of wildlife products. Therefore, we call for a widespread recognition of the […]

Fossil Fuels

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We affirm the intrinsic worth, beauty and integrity of the nonhuman environment – land, air, water, animal and plant species, numerous eco-systems – on which all human and non-human life depend for their flourishing. However, our society’s addiction to energy derived from fossil fuels is wreaking havoc on this nonhuman environment, placing this and future […]