Creation and Environment
In the first pages of the Bible we read how God created the sun and the stars, the water and earth, and every creature. We believe Christ is the redeemer of all creation.
In 2015, Pope Francis brought together decades of Church teaching in the encyclical, Laudato Si’. In this deeply influential letter, Pope Francis invites everyone on the planet to consider how our actions are affecting the earth and the poorest people. Everything is interconnected, and all of creation praises God. It is our Christian vocation to care for creation.
Trish Sandbach helps to run an allotment in her livesimply parish in Leeds diocese. She says, “livesimply has enabled me to name something in my faith that I have held in my heart for a very long time. The link was made between our care for this patch of earth and how this needed to be much bigger globally.”