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As Christians, we believe that the earth belongs to God; that all things have been created, and will be redeemed, in Christ, and that we have been entrusted with the care of the earth. The Fifth Mark of Mission of the Anglican Communion calls us “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.” The Creation Matters subcommittee of the Diocese of Toronto provides networking and resource support for your parish to make creation care an integral part of your worship, education, life and witness. To get involved or to learn more, contact Elin Goulden, Social Justice & Advocacy Consultant, at email@example.com.
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What we do and how we can help:
Worship: We produce resources and workshops to help parishes bring concern for creation into prayer and worship. We encourage parishes in the Diocese to celebrate Earth Sunday on the closest Sunday to April 22 each year, and/or to take part in the global Season of Creation in September/October. We also co-host the annual Keepers of the Water vigil together with Toronto Urban Native Ministry every January.
Learn: Explore how the call to creation is woven into the biblical story, find church school curricula and a list of books for parish discussion or personal study.
Act: Find ways to make your parish more eco-friendly while saving money, enhancing your ministry, and having fun! We’ve identified ideas for your parish as well as links to organizations that can help you along the way.
Advocate: Read how church leaders are calling for greater commitment to creation care, and join with others working for action on climate change and environmental protection.
Connecting with Others
Additionally, we commend these Canadian faith-based organizations working on environmental justice and stewardship.
Citizens for Public Justice, a Christian voice for social and environmental justice in Canadian public policy.
Faith and the Common Good, an interfaith organization assisting faith communities with practical greening through their Greening Sacred Spaces program.
KAIROS, a coalition of Canadian churches working together for justice and peace.
A Rocha Canada, a Christian environmental stewardship organization working in conservation, environmental education and sustainable agriculture.