We have a responsibility to do so that began when God commanded the earliest human inhabitants of the Garden of Eden to 'till it and keep it'. To keep it; not to abuse it, not to destroy it”
A cleaner future is possible
This year Christian Aid is focusing on is the biggest challenge we face as a planet. But together we can restore God’s Earth. CA (Christian Aid) holds a vision of a better world, free from poverty and climate change. Where everyone has enough to eat, and can live without fear of their home being destroyed. But right now, millions of the world’s poorest people are feeling the worst impacts of climate change, and experts predict more ﬂoods, drought and extreme weather patterns to come. For those living in poverty, this means more hunger, conﬂict and insecurity, and a more uncertain future for us all. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said, “Who can stop climate change? We can.
Fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) need to be left in the ground if we are to protect God’s earth. But governments and institutions (including the banks that hold our current accounts) still have money tied up in their extraction. Now more than ever, we need to put our money where our prayers are, and make the big shift from dirty fossil fuels into clean energy for a better future for everyone. To raise awareness and cash we will be running a quiz on Friday 17th May, and Big Brekkie during CAW. More details in next month’s edition but in the meantime you can read more about this campaign on the CA website at www.christianaid.org.uk/campaigns/ campaigns-news-and-events Richard Canning
Enclosed with this copy of RG31 you should ﬁnd a copy of this booklet with a yellow cover. If it is missing additional copies are on display at St Catherine's Church. The booklet contains reports to be submitted to the APCM (the Annual Parochial Church Meeting) which this year is taking place on Sunday 7th April after a joint 9.30 am service at St Catherine’s. The various reports will tell you of some of the activities taking place, what has happened during 2018 and our hopes and plans for 2019 and beyond.
The Parish Magazine of Tilehurst St. Catherine and Calcot St. Birinus