Voices from the Front Lines of Climate Change: Tagolyn Kabekabe

“So when we talk about the impacts of rising sea levels it affects everybody, but it is worse for the low-lying islands, because we’ve had incidences like a few years ago when we had a spring tide that actually washed through the islands and it washes everything with it… the chickens, the pigs, it washes through the kitchen taking the pots, the pans, everything into the sea. And so these are experiences that people are now experiencing, which a lot of people say never happened in the past. They used to have high tides, but they know it was only half a meter – but that has changed so much in the last ten years.”

Tagolyn Kabekabe is the Pacific Coordinator for the Anglican Alliance, an agency that works on development and relief. She spoke to Elizabeth Perry about the challenges the Pacific is currently facing as a result of climate change.

Download the full interview here.

Charles Scribner: Riverkeeper

This edition of our “Why I care about the environment” series is by Charles Scribner, an Anglican living in Birmingham (Alabama, not England).

Charles is a member of the Cathedral Church of the Advent, which he represents on the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama’s Task Force for the Stewardship of Creation. Charles is also executive director of Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to improving water quality, habitat, recreation, and public health throughout the Black Warrior River watershed.

In this piece, he reflects on his Christian faith and how it informs his care for creation: Charles Scribner Why I Care

Prayer – Laudato si!

Pope Francis’ encyclical calls us to meditation upon creation’s astonishing beauty and the way in which it reflects God. To assist us in doing this – whether in services or in our own times of prayer – Elizabeth has put together a powerpoint that combines the words of St Francis’ beautiful Canticle of the Creatures – from which the encyclical derives its title – with images. You can download it below. It is a large file (5.5 MB). If you would like it split into smaller files, email us

Canticle of the Creatures All

Prayer for the Earth

A beautiful setting of words from prayers by Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu – appropriate for Earth Day, Earth Sunday or other times when you want to emphasise care for creation.

A Prayer for the Earth