The Season of Creation
In recent years, more and more Christians from across denominations have been taking prayer and action for the environment ever more seriously. The Season of Creation starts on 1 September, which has been designed as a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by Catholic and Orthodox Churches. It runs until 4 October, St Francis Day (St Francis being famous for his love of creation expressed perhaps most familiarly in his Canticle of the Creatures).
We are keen to encourage churches in Birmingham to join this great wave of prayer for the environment. For example, churches could hold a special Season of Creation service within the period, or they could pray particularly for the climate at Harvest Festival services.
Help is available nationally from the Church of England through its Environment Programme. This includes many videos of training in all sorts of carbon reduction possibilities and programmes. It also makes available a whole host of resources to help churches to pray for the environment through the Season of Creation and throughout the year. It is possible to sign up here for the regular newsletter.
Resources for Climate Sunday also can be found on Climate Sunday.org.
Pope Francis' great encyclical on the Environment can be downloaded from the internet. For further information see the Laudato Si website.
+ Four 2021 Birmingham videos which explore how we as Christians and as churches can address the Climate Emergency in the light of UN COP 26 in November 2021 Birmingham Anglican Climate Action (bacabirmingham.org.uk)