Fresh conversations began at the Environmental Summit, stimulating discussions about the 5th Mark of Mission.

0ver 30 people gathered from churches and schools at Bishop’s Lodge on Sunday April 29, 2018 to begin a fresh conversation about how the Diocese of Liverpool can strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth, focusing on the 5th Mark of Mission: “To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth”.

Talks from Rich Bee from the A Rocha project Eco Church, Phil Leigh, the Diocesan Environmental Officer and input from Faiths4change led to the proposal of four possible actions:

1. Rebuild the network and re-establish a diocesan dialogue about the environment

2. Look at possible projects that we can gather around such as wildflower planting or sustainable energy

3. Revisit the diocesan environmental policy and consider the way the Liverpool City Region is discussing the issues, as well as working ecumenically and with people of other faiths and none

4. Look to facilitate a bigger event alongside Eco Church to build on the existing work and wider the conversation

We know that there are a good number of people who were not able to make the event itself and we are sure that there is a lot more environmental work going on that we do not know about. So, please do get in touch to tell us what you are doing.

If you would like to know more about the network, please email Ellen Loudon at Together Liverpool or Annie Merry at Faiths4Change.