Eco-Congregation Scotland is a growing movement of churches from Shetland to Dumfries, and from Iona to Aberdeen. They are urban and rural, small and large, Protestant and Catholic, traditional and cutting-edge. They share the conviction that our society's wholesale exploitation of the natural world is a dishonour to God the Creator; and that to do nothing in the face of environmental destruction is to fail in our duty to worship God and to care for the poor. Since February 2010 Eco-Congregation Scotland is a charity, and all participating churches and organisations are invited to become members.
As well as taking action in their own church life, Eco-Congregations are working together in networks, and promoting the programme to other churches through talks, workshops, events and materials.
Eco-Congregation Scotland has six staff:
Stephen Curran was appointed in September 2018 to run the charity; building and supporting the growing number of Econ-congregations across Scotland.
Stephen is based in Edinburgh
David was appointed in March 2016 to support our local networks and local registered eco-congregations. He encourages churches to increase their level of practical environmental activity, manages our networks and leads our Award Scheme.
David is based in Selkirk
James was appointed in December 2017 to support our local networks and local registered eco-congregations. He works alongside David to encourage and empower congregations to address 'green' issues in the life of the church.
James is based in Dundee
David joined in September 2018 to provide spiritual and theological support to churches in their work of caring for creation. He is a United Reformed Church Minister, former minister of Greenock United Reformed Church. David is seconded full-time from the URC for this role as a Special Categories Minister.
Climate Change Officer
Adrian is seconded part time from the Church of Scotland where he leads on Care for Creation and Climate Change. Adrian handles our international and wider ecumenical relationships and matters relevant to climate change.
Project Development Officer
Paul joined in October 2015 and is seconded from the Church of Scotland where he works on Care for Creation. Paul handles matters related to biodiversity and conservation and helps develop our events, resources and projects.