Episcopal News Service reports on world wide efforts to help protect the environment by beginning in Lent this year:
Anglicans and other Christians are being challenged to take enjoy a candlelit dinner as part of a series of challenges for a “carbon fast” during Lent. The initiative comes from the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and is being supported by the Anglican Communion’s Environmental Network (ACEN).
“For Anglicans, Catholics and many others, Lent is the time when we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, facing challenge and temptation,” the Southern Africa environmental group Green Anglicans, say. “It is a time when we reflect on God’s purpose for our life. This year we challenge you to take a carbon fast – to reduce the actions which damage God’s Creation.”
A downloadable crib-sheet of daily challenges is available online. Participants are encouraged to take part in a variety of activities, including, on February 15, “Reduce your meat consumption, starting with a Meat Free Monday.”
More on Green Anglicans and ideas for each day of Lent here.
Download and Print your own Carbon Fast sheet here.