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Lenten action initiatives in caring for Creation

15 February 2015

15_Feb_2015 N&E photosFrom daily reflections to carbon fasting calendars, Ecojesuit shares some initiatives for the 40 days of Lent and in preparation for Easter, that connect with environmental concerns and the caring and healing of the world around us.

The Ignatian Solidarity Network, a social justice network in the US is preparing a series of daily reflections called Lent: Renewing the Face of the Earth  to start on 18 February, Ash Wednesday. These daily reflections will link a care for creation with the Lenten spiritual journey.

The Global Catholic Climate Movement is organizing a Lent Fast for Climate Justice, 2015 with one country leading the fast for each of the 40 days of Lent. Links to prayer resources, Lenten fasting calendars, and petitions that can also be used as ways to show support for a global climate agreement are also provided.

The Green Anglicans are offering a challenge this year beyond abstaining from coffee or alcohol through a Carbon Fast Calendar. This action serves as a contribution to reducing actions that damage God’s creation.

Interfaith Power & Light, a religious organization in the US developed a Lenten Carbon Fast 2015  that recommends daily actions and choices for the 40 days of Lent to reduce production of climate pollution and help care better for Creation.

 

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