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. 

Frustration at COP25

Frustration at COP25

Frustration rises as COP25 talks fail again to agree important issues. 

As Greta Thunberg reminded us during COP25 here in Madrid ‘we need both outrage and optimism - in fine balance’. Sadly, these climate talks have brought more outrage and frustration, although we still hold out for a miracle, and through prayer, a slice of optimism. 

Week 1 at COP25

It has been a busy week for the Renew our World team at COP25. We have met many people over the past few days and have been networking with other organizations and authorities. These are valuable meetings to tell people about the Renew Our World campaign.

The Amazon Fires

The Amazon Fires

To you, O Lord, I call. For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and flame has burned all the trees of the field. – Joel 1:19

The Amazon fires drew attention from political leaders and church organizations

Live From COP25

The last couple of days have been so interesting and exciting. This is my first time at COP and so far it's been a great experience.

One of the questions I had when we knew that COP was being moved to Madrid but the presidency was still from Chile, was how will this work? 

Climate Change: The Impacts

Climate Change: The Impacts

Prior to March of this year my understanding of the both the wide and intense impact of climate change was elementary at best. Oh, I knew that climate change is eventually detrimental to the planet… what an understatement! I knew people die from heat waves, glaciers melt, oceans rise, and droughts occur, but that was about it. All that, of course is bad enough, but I finally learned that the impacts are even greater than this when I finally decided to dig deeper through a reading of David Wells-Wallace’s The Uninhabitable Earth. Life After Warming. That launched a whole new perspective and a lot more reading to attempt to “catch up.”

COP25: Time for Action

COP25: Time for Action

25 years. 25 years of talks. What action have we seen? Emissions are still rising, sharply in some cases. The action that countries have agreed to take (at some point in the abstract future) falls drastically short of what is urgently required. This year’s COP is aptly named: ‘Time for Action’. About time. 

Time to Act for our Common Home

The climate crisis continues to cause devastating impacts in many places around the world. This is especially affecting the poorest and most vulnerable communities.

Climate change has become one of the greatest challenges for those of us who dream and fight for a society in which we can live a fulfilled life, free from pollution, violence and human rights abuse.