Education Sunday Focuses on Environment
The Churches Together in England’s Education Sunday is the day of prayer and celebration for all those involved in the world of education, traditionally marked on the 9th Sunday before Easter. This year Education Sunday falls on Sunday 8th February.
In a briefing note for churches, the Revd Dave Bookless of Christian nature conservation organisation A Rocha UK introduces this year's theme, suggesting: “Perhaps we can reflect on how education can prepare pupils for responsible stewardship of God’s world, or how education can recover a vision of connecting people with a sense of place and belonging – experiencing the joy of planting, growing and eating food, and reflecting on our dependence.
“Rather than encouraging us to see the world as our oyster – something to admire, consume or exploit and then discard – perhaps education needs to see the world as a gift on trust, a family heirloom to treasure, enjoy and pass on intact.” The Education Sunday website features prayers, hymns suggestions and other material that organisers hope will be used to plan creative ways of marking the event.
For more information visit the Education Sunday Resources page at http://www.cte.org.uk/Publisher/Article.aspx?ID=96291
Published: 16/01/2009 — Back to the main news page.
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