At Engadine Uniting Church, we believe that as followers of Jesus, we are charged with caring for our environment as an expression of love to all peoples and creation. We are concerned about the impact human activity has on the environment and climate. Below are some activities and links that express our commitment to this issue.
Seven climate change scarves (see above) have been knitted by Engadine Uniting members to join more than 250 other scarves at Common Grace. The different colours of these scarves, is based on scientific data and represent the average yearly global temperature since 1919 (100 years): blue is cooler and red is hotter. The temperature for the last 20 years as shown by the scarves, are in the red zone. Common Grace will distribute these scarves to parlimentarians, church leaders and other senior leaders throughout Australia early 2021 as a visual reminder global temperature is rising and action is needed.
As Christians we are to care for our neighbours through climate justice. Climate change is affecting our Pacific neighbours and those who are living in low lying areas. We need to act now.
What have beeswax wraps got to do with deep spiritual issues?
Just prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, the EUC sponsored a beeswax wrap workshop where we had a fun time making beeswax wraps. Helping local households in strategies to reduce their use in throwaway plastics is a small step in protecting our environment and being good stewards of the earth.
The workshop presenter, Jessica Morecroft from Uniting Earth, not only guided a number of participants to successfully make beeswax wraps but also challenged us to to consider the deep spiritual issue behind environmental and climate change issues.
As more people of faith become climate change activists, three Australian Christians reveal what leads them to take non-violent action in support of the climate change emergency.