Romantic dinner aids the planet

Christians are being challenged to take up a range of activities during Lent as part of a "carbon fast".

February 10 2016Anglicans and other Christians are being challenged to enjoy a candlelit dinner as part of a series of challenges for a “carbon fast” during Lent, which begins today, Ash Wednesday, February 10. The initiative comes from the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and is being supported by the Anglican Communion’s Environmental Network (ACEN).

“For Anglicans, Catholics and many others, Lent is the time when we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, facing challenge and temptation,” the Southern Africa environmental group Green Anglicans say. “It is a time when we reflect on God’s purpose for our life. This year we challenge you to take a carbon fast – to reduce the actions which damage God’s Creation.”

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