Faith, Belief and the Environment

On Sunday 31st August two network members, Barry Watson and Jan MacDonald ran an Eco-Congregation stall at this woodland event in Castlemilk Park. This event was organised by Interfaith Glasgow, a project of Interfaith Scotland, which brings together people from Glasgow’s diverse faith and belief communities for friendship, dialogue and co-operation.

The afternoon served as an opportunity for people from Glasgow’s diverse faith and belief backgrounds to come together for a time of fun in the woodlands, to learn about the commitment different religious and belief traditions share to care for the environment and to engage together in various woodland activities and a shared meal. With a main tent in the courtyard of Castlemilk Stables, there were stalls hosted by approximately 10 of Glasgow’s diverse faith and belief communities highlighting their tradition’s connection with the environment. The photos show the Eco-Congregation stall with a display explaining the ways in which Christians care for creation and the work some eco-congregations have carried out in woodland and tree planting projects.