For the first time the Anglican EcoCare Commission, together with Anglican Children and Youth Ministry and the Formation Program, are pleased to be producing a collaborative ‘all Anglican’ set of Sustainable September resources exploring the theme of food. The resource includes bible studies, worship materials and children’s materials.
The resources are informed by the lectionary readings which overwhelmingly celebrate food. Food is a fundamental requirement for life.
We celebrate significant milestones with meals. We identify people and culture through their cuisines. We are concerned to care for the land so that our food is healthy. At the head of the Christian tradition is a meal where the hospitality of God is extended to all who gather at the table.

‘Quadruple bottom line’ (QBL) is a holistic concept of sustainability where ‘environmental’, ‘social’, ‘fiscal’ and ‘cultural’ considerations are identified and considered concurrently in decision making. It is envisaged that quadruple bottom line development can lead to the management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity, and life support systems. We trust that these resources will be of use during Sustainable September, and in special services throughout the year.

Claire Barrett-Lennard
Project Officer, Anglican EcoCare Commission

 Food and the faith of life


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