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The words 'tread softly' in a handwriting font joined up with a drawing of a footprint

Supporting the territory to care for creation and tread softly on our common home.

Caring for creation helps us as a Movement to love God and love others. It is one of our five mission priorities – how we care for creation connects with and impacts the other four: how we share the good news, serve others without discrimination, nurture disciples and seek justice and reconciliation.

Resources and events

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Worship resources to give a regular focus to the importance of this topic and to understand more about the fullness of God's nature and purpose.

Great Big Green Week is a great opportunity to live out our mission priority to care for creation.

An ecumenical church service before the Restore Nature Now march, with space to pray and reflect on the climate crisis.

This discipleship material for children’s groups focuses on caring for creation and protecting the environment.

Youth small group material focusing on caring for creation and protecting the environment

Connect session for World Environment Day on 05 June.

Articles and media

Election principles: Building a flourishing world

21 Jun 2024 | Viewpoint, Public Affairs
Ahead of the general election on 4 July, Captain John Clifton continues a series of reflections about The Salvation Army’s four key principles for political candidates.

Make do and mend

15 Jun 2024 | Feature, Caring for creation
George Tanton investigates how a new repair café in Wales is setting a sustainable trend.

Clothes need recycling? Sorted

14 Oct 2023 | Feature, War Cry
War Cry's Philip Halcrow visits a SATCoL facility in Kettering to find out more about their textile recycling process.

Veggie for a day… or longer?

30 Sep 2023 | Caring for creation, Viewpoint
Lieut-Colonel Jonathan Roberts encourages us to try a meat-free diet for World Vegetarian Day (1 October).

SATCoL conference 2023

28 Jun 2023 | Caring for creation, Feature
Major Julian Watchorn reports on how SATCoL is daring to care for the environment.

Caring for creation at Together 2023

6 Jun 2023 | Interview, Caring for creation
Major Heather Poxon (THQ) talks to Captain Jo Moir about making Together 2023 as eco-friendly as possible.

Declaration of climate emergency

5 Jun 2023 | Feature, Caring for creation
The Salvation Army in the UK and Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man declares a climate emergency.

'This is God's world: The urgency is now'

25 Jan 2023 | Interview, Caring for creation
As the Army steps up its response to climate change, Major Heather Poxon outlines her role as territorial environmental officer.

The All Terrain Podcast: Episode 32

28 Oct 2022 | The All Terrain Podcast, Caring for creation
Host Jo Taylor is joined by environmentalist and theologian Ruth Valerio for this month's hypothetical hike.

My seven tips for caring for creation

16 May 2022 | Viewpoint, Caring for creation
University student Yelena Grase Jurkenas shares seven eco-friendly habits and reflects on God’s invitation to care for creation.

Discover more

The Salvation Army's International Positional Statement on Caring for the Environment.

As the Army steps up its response to climate change, Major Heather Poxon outlines her role as territorial environmental officer.

Major Lisa Goble introduces Redruth Corps.

Simon Hope finds out how mission and environmentalism is intertwining in the Forest of Dean.

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