Launch of Green Church support network

Rev Sam Norton

Rev Sam Norton

Christian Ecology Link have launched a support network for 'Churches in Transition', part of the Transition Towns movement, and held a major national conference on the transition to low carbon lives.

At their bi-annual gathering in Scarborough this weekend, 50 participants from across the Christian spectrum came together to explore the implications of climate change and 'peak oil'.

Churches in Transition (CiT) is a broad interdenominational alliance of people who hear the call to cut carbon emissions and prepare for increasing scarcity of oil. It was launched at the parish church at Ottery St Mary, a Transition Town, in November.

Christian Ecology Link are encouraging individuals and their churches to start an 'ecocell study course in lifestyle change, and take part in online conversations and a collective spiritual discipline for Lent.

Led by Rev Sam Norton, the Rector of St Peter and St Paul in Mersea, Essex, the Scarborough conference explored the spiritual roots of sustainable Christian living.  The evening entertainment included showing the films 'In Transition' and 'Six Degrees'; and holding a Low Carbon ceilidh complete with bagpipes.

For more information see:
Churches in Transition (CiT)
www.christian-ecology.org.uk/cit.htm

Christian Ecology Link main website
www.christian-ecology.org.uk

Sam Norton writes a web log
elizaphanian.blogspot.com/