Caring for God’s Creation
Coping with the coronavirus pandemic is a priority at the moment. But other environmental challenges have not gone away. These include climate change, biodiversity loss, and plastic in the ocean.
Coronavirus is a continuing tragedy for people and communities. For a while, God’s natural Creation, and our environment too, were gaining some benefits from lockdown – as emissions and pollution plummeted and nature began to flourish in our absence. Since then, very sadly, new human impacts on Nature have come to the fore, such as the need for yet more packaging, and the effect of discarded face masks on birds and sea animals.
Somehow we want to hold onto the gains, and build on them, avoiding adding to the harm we do to nature, while defeating the pandemic and renewing lives and livelihoods.