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Madeleine Shares Europe Experience With Synod

Environmental issues were on the agenda of General Synod this morning (Weds 12 Feb) in a debate led by Canon Giles Goddard (Southwark). One amendment put forward by Canon Margaret Swinson (Liverpool) was passed... requesting “The Archbishops' Council to reconstitute the Shrinking the Footprint working group, so that it reports direct to the Council, to monitor, facilitate co-ordination and promote the responses of all parts of the Church of England to environmental challenges.'

Canon Margaret said she hoped that there will be a reawakening and a strong and visible leadership in this very important matter.

Our Diocesan Environment Officer, Madeleine Holmes spoke during the debate.  She spoke of being in favour of the Amendment, a call to join our efforts with agencies, charities and our friends in the Anglican Communion Environmental Network worldwide and the many people working to alleviate the destruction of God's world. She also called for a full time,paid coordinator for the future while praising the work of David Shreeve and thanking the Shrinking the Footprint Team.