Climate Change: "Shrug Culture' challenged by Ash Wednesday declaration

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"Operation Noah launched The Ash Wednesday Declaration on 22nd February 2012 at the start of the Christian season of Lent. The Declaration, written by Operation Noah’s theology think tank, challenges the church to realise that care for God’s creation – and concern about climate change - is foundational to the Christian gospel and central to the church’s mission. 

Operation Noah see this Declaration as a call of considerable significance. It marks a definitive line for the church: if we are Christians these are key issues which we need to respond to – as individuals, as local churches and as a national Church."

You can take part as an individual or as a church here.  Our Church has signed up to this and will be taking part as suggested.

Glad to see one of my oldest friends, Nick Mercer (who I have known since I was 17), involved in this.  I love the caption on the photo, with Nick: 'Bishop Richard Chartres explains the significance of the Ash Wednesday Declaration to Revd Nick Mercer outside St Paul's.'

Nick is one of the smartest people I've ever met, so that's rather ironic ;-)