St. John’s “Eco-congregation
VISION AND VALUES
We are committed to addressing environmental issues through our life and mission.
Our Vision: A Scotland that cares for God’s creation, now and forever.
- We care passionately for God’s creation.
- As Christians we believe we are called to have responsibly for all of God’s creation.
- We manifest our faith by putting our ecological values into action.
- We work co-operatively with each other and with others who care about the environment.
- We encourage transformational change at individual, community and national levels.
- We are called maintain an environmental sustainability locally and global in order to address the issues of the climate crisis and to preserve the world for future generations.
- Our worship includes caring for all of God’s creation seeking a sustainable world.
In prayer, worship and conversation we discover what it means to care for God’s creation.
We put that care into action individually, locally, nationally and globally, desiring to live justly in a transformed world.
We will strive to maintain an environmental sustainability locally and globally.
We commit ourselves to campaigning on urgent threats to the web of life in our vulnerable world.
We will do this in three ways:
Making the link between environmental issues and the Christian faith.
Taking practical action in the church and in the home to reduce our environmental impact.
Influencing attitudes and take action in the local or global community on issues like climate change.
Church confirms position on fossil fuel investments
As world leaders gather in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, the Scottish Episcopal Church can confirm that it does not hold investments in fossil fuel extraction companies.
The disposal of the last direct investment in a fossil fuel extraction company was announced at General Synod in December last year.
The SEC can also confirm that it does not currently hold indirect investments in fossil fuel extraction companies. The Church continues to engage with its fund managers to further increase the emphasis on sustainable investment and growth.
Meanwhile ahead of the start of COP26, the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Bishop Mark Strange, said: “The Scottish Episcopal Church will be in Glasgow to encourage, support and react to what is happening at COP26 because to honour God means caring for God’s creation so that we can pass it on, healing and restoring, to those who will come after us.”