Caring for God’s creation has been our mantra from our very inception. Over the years we’ve helped people of faith to connect their theological teachings and belief systems with positive environmental actions. We do this with a focus on seven thematic areas; Faith Consistent Use of Asset, Education, Wisdom, Lifestyle, Media and Advocacy, Partnership and Celebration.
We keep supporting faith-based institutions and leaders to advocate for clean environment within their community and beyond.
In 2022, we created the platform to educate the Christian community on the need to care for God’s creation using biblical references and practical actions.
This is the practical environmental action by the churches we engage. We distributed over 150 tree seedlings to churches on Sundays to share with their congregations for planting. They were also given free reusable shopping bags as a substitute for single-use plastic bags
Plastic Recovery Action
We helped the Presbyterian Church of Ghana enroll their entire 40 Districts in Accra in the plastic recovery program. So far, 10 of the districts have received wire-mesh receptacles which are currently placed at their church premises to recover plastics. Members bring their plastics from their homes and within the community to the church. These plastic wastes are later collected by a plastic recycling company. About 6000kg of plastics that would have otherwise gone to the landfill or blocked waterways are recovered every month and recycled. This intervention has been extended to the Muslim community.
A Rocha Ghana and Akrofi-Christaller Institute Partner to Protect the Environment
A Rocha Ghana (ARG) in partnership with the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture (ACI) has initiated a programme to teach and inspire clergy and lay church leaders to care for the natural environment. The programme dubbed “Creation Care Theological Education Programme,” provides support and creates awareness to enhance the knowledge of creation care studies and its practice in an African context.
The creation care interfaith programmes utilizes the caring for creation teachings found within the fabric of faith of both Christians and Muslims to raise environmental awareness and at the same time as platform to build and sustain peace within communities.