Friday, March 16, 2007

London Calling

According to Christian Today, London's Chrisians are receiving a call to combat climate change in the form of a booklet "For Creed and Creation: A simple guidebook for running a greener church. " The book offers priests and pastors practical tips on energy efficiency and advising them on preaching the green message.

"Working together, London's churches have a pivotal role to play in tackling the stark reality of climate change," said the Bishop of London, Dr Richard Chartres, as he launched the guide on Wednesday.
"London's churches reach out to hundreds of thousands of people every week and, according to the last census, 58 per cent of the capital's population is Christian. We should be making our presence felt on the crucial issue of the environment," he said.
The guide, which will be distributed free to over 4000 of the capital's churches, proposes car-sharing schemes for the Sunday service and recycling programmes.
Christian church leaders hope to expand its scope to other religions and set up a green church telephone advice line to support the faithful in their green endeavours.

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