Make Lent an opportunity to enter into a spiritual discipline of fasting from carbon.
Over the past few years, thousands of people the world over have welcomed a day-by-day opportunity to fast from carbon as their Lenten discipline. Initiated by the UCC and endorsed by Episcopalians, people of every Christian perspective – and people who are not Christians – have benefitted from this opportunity to become more conscious and conscientious in their daily lives.
If you’re a pastor -SIGN UP… and:
email this invitation to the people in your parish, tell them you’ll be participating, and convene a weekly Lenten discussion focusing on the Carbon Fast. You can make this your congregation’s program for Lent!
And if you’re part of a local clergy association, email it to your colleagues, too.
AND FOR ALL WHO MAY PARTICIPATE:
For hundreds of years, Ash Wednesday (February 18, 2015) marks the beginning of a time when Christians engage in spiritual disciplines involving repentance, fasting, prayer, study and works of love. Living as we are at a time when our actions – along with the actions of only a few generations – have threatened creation as we know it by the excessive burning of fossil fuel, it is fitting to engage in a spiritual discipline of fasting from carbon.
Here’s how it works:
Beginning Ash Wednesday and throughout Lent, participants will receive a daily email with the day’s suggested carbon-reducing activity.
This provides an opportunity to organize members of your congregation to meet each week during Lent to discuss their own experience with this fast, AND specifically to discuss the weekly themes which focus on how the church can engage this issue.
You can connect with the Facebook group by clicking here! Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 18, each day’s activity will be posted here.
Let’s make protecting God’s creation by reducing our carbon footprint as fundamental a spiritual discipline as prayer.
This is an initiative of NEREM – New England Regional Environmental Ministries