Who are they and where did they come from?
According to the 5th mark of the Anglican Communion, the Anglican Church should “strive to safeguard the integrity of the creation and sustain and renew the earth”. The environmental network of the Anglican Church of southern Africa (ACSA; created in 2004), endeavours to support and encourage all those who fall under the Anglican Church to fulfil God’s call to be environmental stewards. After the environmental network of the ACSA was formed, two branches stemmed from it: Johannesburg Anglican Environmental Initiative (JAEI) and the Natal Environmental Network.
Green Anglicans was established when provincial coordinators (Rev Rachel Mash and youth coordinator Ncumisa Magadla) were appointed. Green Anglicans is a movement that stems from the environmental network of the ACSA and involves the education and spiritual development of becoming an environmental steward. If South Africa was the epicentre, the aftershock of the movement has expanded to central Africa, parts of northern Africa and even Portugal.
If you would like to be part of this movement you could . . . ?
If you would like any more information on any of the structures and organisations mentioned, please contact the St Luke’s Parish Environmental Educator – Michelle Rita Hall: (firstname.lastname@example.org).