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. God’s natural creation, and our environment too, have gained some benefits from lockdown – especially in Spring, when emissions and pollution plummeted and nature began to flourish in our absence. But there have been new impacts as well, such as 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 renewing lives and livelihoods.