Baptist Union Environment Network

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Why BUEN?

BUEN - Spanish for 'good' - aims to inspire and enable the Baptists Together network of churches, associations and colleges to:

  • recognise the goodness of God’s creation
  • share in God’s mission to care for it and respond to the climate and environmental crisis in practical ways at local, regional and national levels
  • work for justice for creation and people impacted by environmental change

BUEN’s aim

To enable the Baptists Together family to be a prophetic movement in facing the climate and environmental crisis shaped by our shared values;

Seeking to be a movement of Spirit led communities

hearing the cry of creation, recognising God’s call to caring for creation as an integral part of missional discipleship

Feel like One Team

draw together different regional and world voices across the generations, listening to our failures, needs, fears and dreams, inspiring one another to a common desire to live in harmony with creation as disciples of Jesus

Embracing Adventure

individually, locally, regionally and nationally, transition to a zero net carbon network by 2035

Inspiring Others

seek to influence wider society to be part of a movement capturing God’s creative intent for human beings to care for creation

Share a hunger for God’s coming kingdom

through prayer and action, in the face of the climate crisis, seek justice for the Earth, enabling the flourishing of all living things and its peoples 

Next meeting

There will be another Zoom meeting, on Wednesday 7 July, 2pm - please put the date in your diary, and register your interest with Trevor (email above).
The focus will be how we might make our church buildings and surrounds more environmentally friendly. 

In addition we will take the opportunity to focus on COP 26 in Glasgow with some prayer suggestions for our churches.

Contact

For more information, please contact SEBA's BUEN rep Revd Trevor Beckett.

Please check out the Baptists Together website BUEN pages, for video stories and resources.