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25 July 2021: Nations who careThe Earth with a hand pointing to it and the words The Earth - God's Creation

Today we had the final sermon in our series on caring for God’s creation. It was given by one of our fellow lay ministers on the theme “Nations who care”.

The Gospel reading was the feeding of the 5,000. The preacher pointed out that dealing with climate change might seem impossible but so did feeding those 5,000 people. God can use the things we offer in ways we can’t even dream about. Our modest individual contributions can be multiplied in the hands of God.

Greta Thunberg is an example. Starting with her own personal “school strike” in protest against climate change, she started a worldwide movement and addressed the United Nations.

Friends of the Earth have listed six areas of concern for governments to address:

COP26, to be hosted by the United Kingdom later this year, will help carry the struggle against climate change forward but governments won’t do anything that they believe will cost them support.