The Church of Scotland: Take up the challenge to tackle climate change this Lent

Living Lent is the new initiative from the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT), a cross-denominational group working together for peace and justice.

During the annual 40 day season of Lent - this year taking place between Wednesday 6 March to Thursday 18 April - Christians may fast or give up some of their usual routine to give time to personal examination and to reflect on their relationship with God.

With these guiding thoughts in mind, the Joint Public Issues Team have this year decided to focus on environmental issues and how we as Christians can take committed steps to reducing our individual impact on climate change.

Rev Dr Richard Frazer, convener of the Church and Society Council, said:

“Climate change is not simply a challenge we can solve with smart thinking and better technology. In reality, climate change and the human impact on species and habitat loss compels us to completely change our thinking.

“It is the greatest challenge of our age and will require us radically to alter our lifestyles.

“So, I wholeheartedly welcome this Living Lent series produced by our ecumenical partners in JPIT which will give us practical ideas as well as inspiration to make that shift.”

Visit the Living Lent website to find out more.