Young people called to lead on environment

Published: Thursday September 2, 2021

9 out of 10 Christian teenagers surveyed by Tearfund are concerned about climate change, but just one in 10 believe their church is doing enough to respond to the climate crisis.

Caring for the environment is part of our responsibility as Christians and stewards of all that God has given us.

In response Barrie Voyce, Senior Youth Connector and Cate Williams, Environment Engagement Officer are joining forces and calling young people from across the Diocese to come together in an online forum to share their fears, thoughts and ideas to transform the church’s response to climate change.

Cate explains, “We will share some of our thoughts about how significant the climate and biodiversity crises are for Christians, however mostly this will be the young people’s time – we want this to be an opportunity for them to share their passion for nature/creation with one another.  We also hope that the Church as a whole can learn from young people on these concerns so we want to hear about what matters to you.”

“This event is key in our development of an ongoing eco-youth forum,” adds Barrie. “We don’t want this to be just a one-off event, but the beginning of a network for young Christians concerned about the environment.”

The event will be held over Zoom on Monday 27 September, 6:30-8 pm and is open to you if you are aged 11-18 (school years 7-13). Youth ministers and leaders are also encouraged to sign up with their groups. To help understand the issues, check out our handy introduction to eco issues youth group session plan

Full details and booking form can be found here


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