Rich Living series

Evidence that contemporary human consumption habits are unsustainable and that existing Western ‘lifestyles’ have a detrimental affect on ecosystems, thus negatively affecting the lives of our neighbours (both human and non-human), is overwhelming. However, rather than believing that nothing can change, Christians are to be agents of hope. We believe that Christian faith communities have the potential to offer a glimpse of what true “rich living” entails. A Rocha has partnered with Tearfund NZ to create the Rich Living series – to assist faith communities to reflect upon how they live and offers practical steps to make sustainability integral to lives of faith.

Some feedback from users / readers of the bookets:

“I’ve just read your Climate Change. Exceptional! thought provoking in a beautifully presented form. I’m ordering extra copies for friends and family.”

“They are so well prepared and richly informative. They would also make wonderful Easter study guides. Thank you so much, A Rocha, for all the resources.”

“Three of us co-led a Climate Change sermon at church a couple of Sundays back. I found A Rocha’s ‘Climate Change’ resource booklet to be quite helpful in my preparation for the talk – very well done!”

“We’re currently using the “Climate Change” booklet for our cell group. We’ve read and discussed our way through the first couple of sessions and the conversation has been really good. The group is quite a broad mix of backgrounds, denominations, and exposure to such ideas, but the uptake and engagement has been pretty encouraging!”

“In a word: Brilliant. So nice to see a clear explanation of climate change put into a Christian context in a meaningful way – the challenge that you pose to climate change sceptics is particularly powerful without being judgmental.”

“I think this is one of, if not the best studies on Climate Change for Christians that is around today – really pleased it’s available.”

“We had your Climate Change booklet at our stall at the conference and a gentleman from my church took one to read. The next time I saw him he said it was the best thing he’d read on the subject – well done! Every encouragement to you all.”

“Thankful for the booklets you left with us – very inspired by the one on Food because it holds the scientific data that I have known about globally on an NZ level. I feel this will be useful in our conversations together as a community… even around eating animals.”

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