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Ecobishops Africa 2018: An Urgent Cry for Ecological Justice: Reclaiming the Gospel Imperative for All Creation

Please find here information and resources arising from a gathering of bishops, women leaders and young leaders, united by a passion for climate justice, gathered during the Season of Creation 2018 at the Good Shepherd Retreat Centre in Hartebeespoort, South Africa.

Participants came from 17 dioceses in 14 African countries and met under the auspices of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network. Our worship, reflection and discussion were guided by the theme ‘Adaptation, Mitigation, and the Witness of the Church in an Era of Climate Change’.

On this page you will find:

The final conference communique, including a list of participants

A link to photo images from the gathering suitable for reproduction in various media

A link to a YouTube testimonial playlist where various participants make the connection between theology, faith and creation

A collection of creation prayers used during the conference (PDF)

Links to other media including

The Anglican Communion News Service

Green Anglicans South Africa

The communique concludes:

Our urgent cry is to the Anglican Communion: our Dioceses, Provinces, the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA), and Lambeth 2020, that Good News for creation and ecological justice be placed at the top of the agenda. All of us are invested in this and all are part of the problem, whether in the north, south, east or west. Our Communion provides opportunity for global witness and resources to tackle this global challenge together. 22 September 2018