What we stand for

Eco-Congregation Scotland is a movement of Scottish church congregations, of all denominations and none, committed to addressing environmental issues through their life and mission. We were founded in 2001 and became a registered charity in 2010.  We are a membership organisation, with member congregations voting at our AGM and electing the trustees. You can read more of our history here.

Our Vision

  • A Scotland that cares for God’s creation, now and forever.

Our Values

  • We care passionately for God’s creation
  • We are a faith based movement
  • We are rooted in local groups of Christians
  • 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

Our Mission

  • 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 commit ourselves to campaigning on urgent threats to the web of life in our vulnerable world

(Values, Vision and Mission statement adopted by the board of Eco-Congregation Scotland on 13th February 2014)

 

How we do it

Eco-Congregation Scotland primarily works through it’s registered congregations. There are now over 400 congregations committed to take action through our programme from Shetland to Dumfries and Galloway. More than 10% of all Scottish churches are now taking part. We also operate over twenty local networks, run by volunteers, who encourage and help each other to do more to help the environment locally and globally. We have a small staff based in Edinburgh who support these volunteers.

Our programme has three strands:

  • Spiritual living
    Making the link between environmental issues and the Christian faith
  • Practical living
    Taking practical action in the church and in the home to reduce our environmental impact
  • Global living
    Influencing attitudes and take action in the local or global community on issues like climate change

We:

We are funded by a variety of denominational bodies, development charities and the Scottish Government. You can see a full list of our current funders here.

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