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Creation Care

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 Bishop’s Committee on Creation Care provides support to individual Anglicans, parishes, and the Diocese as a whole, in order to make creation care an integral part of our worship, life and witness. To learn more, contact the co-chairs, Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat and the Rev. Susan Spicer, at creation.care@toronto.anglican.ca.

Latest news and resources

Ditch single-use plastic: As parishes re-open, let’s re-commit to our efforts to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic products in our parishes (and at home).  This poster (PDF) provides tips on how to avoid plastic waste.

Planning worship outside? As the weather gets warm and we anticipate Step 1 of Ontario’s reopening plan allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, check out our guide to creating an outdoor worship space. (Watch for outdoor liturgical resources, coming soon!)

Planning or expanding your parish garden? Download our new Community Garden Toolkit (PDF)

 

Resources

Worship resources

Bring concern for creation into prayer and worship.

Environmental advocacy

Join with others working for action on climate change and environmental protection.

Educational resources

Explore how the call to creation care is woven into the biblical story.

Practical greening

Find ways of making your parish more eco-friendly, including buildings and gardens.

Diocesan Policy and reflection papers

Connecting with others

We’re connected to the Creation Matters working group of the Anglican Church of Canada, and through it to the global Anglican Environmental Communion Network.

We commend these other 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 helping 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

Download a copy of this poster.