Discover Season of Creation 2020 and Why It Matters
The BC Synod’s Climate Justice Action Group invites your congregation to consider participating in an ecumenical event, the Season of Creation, celebrated around the world annually.
The season begins September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis. The theme for this year is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope”. As Christians from around the globe, we share a common role as caretakers of God’s creation. Our well-being is interwoven with its well-being.
This particular year, the need for just and sustainable systems has been revealed by the far-reaching effects of the global Covid 19 pandemic. The earth groans for the moral imagination that accompanies this call for jubilee, for rest. The Season of Creation is a celebration of prayer and action. During this special time each year, we repair and restore our relationships with each other and with all creation. Some pray, some do hands-on projects, some advocate.
Numerous ideas to get started are in the Season of Creation ‘Celebration Guide’ within the website www.seasonofcreation.org.
To be inspired and educated as you plan, we strongly urge you to watch a recorded webinar found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7c_1NZr8xg&feature=youtu.be. Hundreds of Christians from across the globe came together on June 8 (including members of this action group) to learn how the global ecumenical family can better care for our common home this Season of Creation. An international panel of experts guided the 90-minute discussion that was moderated by Rev. Dr. Chad Rimmer, Program Executive for the Lutheran World Federation, and by Rev. Dr. Dave Bookless, Director of Theology at A Rocha, a Christian nature conservation organization.
On June 22nd, at 7:30 pm, we ask you to join us for a Synod wide discussion via Zoom where we will discuss what was heard and learned in the webinar. (For connection details, contact the Synod office. An invitation has also been sent to all congregations across the Synod).