Baptist Union Environment Network
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
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
individually, locally, regionally and nationally, transition to a zero net carbon network by 2035
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
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.
The Big Plastic Count - 16-22 May 2022
This year, the government is starting to decide on legal targets for reducing plastic waste. But at the moment, there’s nowhere near enough information about how much plastic waste leaves UK households, or what happens to it.
The new evidence we gather will be crucial to convince the government to set a target to reduce single-use plastic by 50% by 2025 (by transitioning to reusable packaging which caters to everyone’s needs) – and ban dumping UK plastic waste on other countries.
Click here for an information sheet (including a tally sheet, for the count)