Dave Bookless Interview Part 2

Dave is an Ordained Minister in the Church of England and Director of Theology for A Rocha International, a network of Christian organisations working in nature conservation across the world. A Rocha International have recently joined the Renew Our World community and played a key role in crafting the Wildlife Statement that calls for a rethink in our relationship with nature. 

Atewa Forest Campaign

Atewa Forest Campaign

Renew Our World has today called for more protection for the Atewa Forest in Ghana. The ancient forest is currently under pressure from Sinohydro requiring repayment of loans with mined bauxite. If the mining goes ahead then the drinking water of up to five million people living in downstream catchments in and near the capital Accra may be undrinkable. The mining will also lead to significant loss of biodiversity.

Dave Bookless Interview Part 1

Dave Bookless Interview Part 1

Dave is an Ordained Minister in the Church of England and Director of Theology for A Rocha International, a network of Christian organisations working in nature conservation across the world. A Rocha International have recently joined the Renew Our World community and played a key role in crafting the Wildlife Statement that calls for a rethink in our relationship with nature. 

Meet a US Conservative Evangelical Climate Advocate

Meet a US Conservative Evangelical Climate Advocate

Lindsay grew up in a small, rural town in northwest Iowa where she has lived most of her life.

“It’s very agricultural and largely conservative,” says Lindsay. “The church is the centre of the community; they say there are churches on every corner. We have several Christian schools, too. So Christianity is just kind of the thread of everyone's life there.”

Rubbish Campaign Update

In May 2019, we joined the Rubbish Campaign, calling on Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever to take responsibility for their plastic waste in poorer countries. We want to take a moment to say a massive thank you to everyone who has played their part so far, from signing petitions to reducing single-use plastic to praying and marching for systemic change. 

SOS: Greta Thunberg e Fridays for Future pedem por ajuda mundial à Manaus

POR FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE BRASIL

Olá novamente líderes mundiais. Ano passado, marchamos pelas ruas do mundo, alertando sobre a emergência climática. Escutamos promessas de um mundo melhor e de uma sociedade mais sustentável. Agora nós voltamos para falar com vocês. Manaus é a capital do estado brasileiro Amazonas, configura-se como Metrópole da Amazônia (junto com Belém do Pará) e é, certamente, o coração da maior floresta tropical do mundo. É uma área quase que remota, com pouca visibilidade nacional. O sistema de saúde de Manaus colapsou, e ainda sequer foi atingido o pico da curva da pandemia. A equipe da prefeitura de Manaus nos denunciou mais de 100 mortes por dia em decorrência do Covid-19, cujo resultado sequer é apurado devido às subnotificações. As autoridades públicas do coração da Amazônia emitiram um pedido de socorro ao mundo, que não pode ser ignorado: os países que já recuperaram seus sistemas de saúde nessa crise, tenham misericórdia, e evitem a morte em massa das pessoas da Amazônia. Manaus pede por respiradores, equipamentos médicos, pessoal qualificado, voluntários.

Giving food and hope

Giving food and hope

Across the world, we are also seeing the Renew Our World community step out in compassion for those who are suffering. 

Ramesh Babu, Executive Director of the Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief (EFICOR), and Reverend Martin Kapenda, National Coordinator of Micah Zambia, share how their organisations are responding to give hope amidst the crisis.

Turning plastic into products in Uganda

Turning plastic into products in Uganda

The team at Eco Brixs are on a mission to create sustainable solutions to lift people out of extreme poverty in Uganda.

Founder and CEO, Andy Bownds, shares how Eco Brixs is creatively tackling plastic waste and currently responding to COVID-19 in Uganda. 

Churches in China take on COVID-19

Churches in China take on COVID-19

Introduction

It has been said over and over again: We are in an unprecedented time.

The near-constant stream of news about this novel coronavirus, COVID-19, informs us all of its ever-unfolding yet uncertain health and economic impacts.

Discerning what God is birthing in the midst of Corona chaos

Discerning what God is birthing in the midst of Corona chaos

There is something unusual about the Coronavirus crisis. 

Globally governments seem to be putting the safety of people above the needs of the economy. Previously unimaginable system shifts are being swiftly implemented and practical ideas are being chosen over ideology. We are deliberately putting ourselves into economic recession to save lives. 

We Need To Talk About Flying

We Need To Talk About Flying

I used to love flying, being able to travel and see different parts of the world, to explore, relax, and visit people (and sometimes I had to work too). I had a childish pleasure from accelerating and taking off. As a child I liked making Airfix model planes, and I can still remember feeling awed watching Concorde.