Environmental Issues

We Do Care

Part of our responsibilities as Christians is highlighted by the fifth mark of Mission is:

To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation,
and sustain and renew the life of the earth

The challenge is sometimes that people see this as political, and there is no doubt that there is a political edge to the mission of the Church, however it is essential that we see that our faith informs our political stance on issues and not the other way around. Members of the Anglican Church are members of many political parties, however as a Church, and as individuals our positions on various issues are arrived at by our consideration of the issues, and the light of the Gospel as we understand it on those issues.

The aims of the Anglican Environmental Network are:

  • To encourage Anglicans to support sustainable environmental practices as individuals and in the life of their communities.
  • To provide information about policies embraced by synods, councils and commissions, especially by the Instruments of Communion [
  • To support local initiatives by providing information about ideas and best practices developed around the Anglican Communion
  • To share information about resources and initiatives that may be of value to Anglicans everywhere
  • To provide an opportunity for interested Anglicans to meet both as a formal network, and informally via electronic media